When: Thursday, July 12

Where: Chablis-Autun

Length: 182.5km

DESCRIPTION

After five days of rolling plains, the Tour hits the hills of Burgundy for a tricky stage from Chablis to Autun. Between the two towns there is a ridge of significant proportions.

This is the most hilly of the non-mountain stages, with eight classified climbs, including the 867-metre second category climb to Haut Folin.

The sprinters will have to sit this one out. This is likely to be the most animated stage at this point of the Tour, favouring a last-minute escape and will most likely contribute to who wears the yellow jersey.

CW STAGE RATING

Scenery: 7/10

Difficulty: 6/10

Impact on overall: 4/10

ROUTE DETAILS

Km, Location, ETA, Feature

0, CHABLIS, 12:50, START

36, Avallon, 13:43, Sprint

39.5, Cote des Grandes Chatelaines, 13.48, Climb cat 4

52.5, Cote de Domecy sur Cure, 14:05, Climb cat 4

58.5, Cote de Champignolles le Bas, 14.13, Climb cat 3

86.5, Cote de Coulon, 14:51, Climb cat 4

94.5, Montreuillon, 15:01, Sprint

98.5, Cote de Saint Maurice, 15:07, Climb cat 3

112.5, Saint Gy, 15:25, Feed zone

119, Cote de Chateau Chinon, 15:34, Climb cat 4

135.5, Haut Folin, 16:14, Climb cat 2

145, Bibracte Mont Beuvray, 16:26, Sprint

174, Cote de la Croix de la Liberation , 17:04, Climb cat 3

182.5, AUTUN, 17:16, FINISH