When: Wednesday, July 11

Where: Villers Cotterets-Joigny

Length: 193km

DESCRIPTION

It only seems like the Tour has been going for a few days, but this is already one of the last chances for the sprinters to have things their way.

The route meanders south through Villers Cotterets, with nothing much in the way of difficulties. Four category four climbs are included, but tactically these are unlikely to have any effect.

The final 15km comprises a flat dash along the banks of the Yonne river into Joigny.

CW STAGE RATING

Scenery: 3/10

Difficulty: 1/10

Impact on overall: 1/10

ROUTE DETAILS

Km, Location, ETA, Feature

0, VILLERS COTTERETS, 12:50, START

23.5, Cote de Veuilly la Poterie, 13:31, Climb cat 4

62.5, Cote de Doucy, 14:23, Climb cat 4

69, La Ferte Gaucher, 14:32, Sprint

110, Nogent-sur-Seine, 15:27, Feed zone

122.5, Soligny les Etangs, 15:43, Sprint

144, Cote de Galbaux, 16:12, Climb cat 4

148.5, Cote de Bel Air, 16:18, Climb cat 4

158.5, Theil sur Vanne, 16:31, Sprint

193, JOIGNY, 17:17, FINISH

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