The shortest stage of the 2017 Tour de France also promises to be one of the most entertaining, packing in three category one climbs and plenty of opportunity for the GC contenders to attack.

Starting in Saint-Girons and finishing 101 kilometres later in Foix, the three big climbs could provide a launchpad for any overall hope to gain time on their rivals and potentially move up the general classification.

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It’s also a chance for daring escapees to try and grab a stage victory from under the main contenders’ noses, as they may be more concerned with time losses to each other rather than the glory of a stage win.

And, of course, you can expect French riders to do their utmost to grab the win on Bastille Day – such an important day for the home nation.

You can read the full stage report here.

The 2017 Tour de France continues on Saturday with stage 14 from Blagnac to Rodez. The race concludes on Sunday, July 23 in Paris.