When: Wednesday, July 18

Where: Tallard-Marseille

Length: 229.5km

DESCRIPTION

The race starts 600 metres higher above sea level that it finishes, which will come as a welcome relief to the riders after three days in the mountains.

In the final 30km there are two third-category climbs, and it will be a surprise is either the sprinters or overall contenders will try and keep the race together today. Look, therefore, to riders well down in the general classification to enjoy their day in the Provence sunshine.

CW STAGE RATING

Scenery: 6/10

Difficulty: 3/10

Impact on overall: 2/10

ROUTE DETAILS

Km, Location, ETA, Feature

0, TALLARD, 12:00, START

57, Cote de Chateauneuf Val Saint Donat, 13:23, Climb cat 4

82.5, Oraison, 13:58, Sprint

93, Cote de Villedieu, 14:12, Climb cat 4

116.5, Cadarache, 14:44, Feed zone

154.5, Saint Maximin La Sainte Baume, 15:36, Sprint

201.5, Cote des Bastides, 16:40, Climb cat 3

219.5, Col de la Gineste, 17:04, Climb cat 3

229.5, MARSEILLE, 17:18, FINISH

TOUR DE FRANCE 2007: GUIDE

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Guide to all 21 teams

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