When: Saturday, July 21

Where: Albi-Albi time trial

Length: 54km

DESCRIPTION

This individual stage against the clock starts and finishes in Albi, the capital of the Tarn department. This is a time trial for hard cases, featuring the fourth-category climb of Cote de la Bauzie – a 3.5km grind – appearing at 35km in.

Clever pacing is absolutely essential, and the first 20km will be crucial. Can Michael Rasmussen avoid any time trial disasters and retain his overall lead? This stage is likely to have a profound effect on the general classification.

CW STAGE RATING

Scenery: 5/10

Difficulty: 8/10

Impact on overall: 10/10

ROUTE DETAILS

Km, Location, ETA, Feature

0, ALBI, 10:20 (first rider), START

18, Villefranche, 10:43 (first rider), Time check

33, Rioux dal Bosc, 11:01 (first rider), Feed station

38.5, Cote de la Bauzie, 11:08 (first rider), Climb cat 4/time check

54, ALBI, 17:26 (last rider), FINISH

TOUR DE FRANCE 2007: GUIDE

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