After two tough days of action in the Pyrenees, the Tour de France starts to head east toward the Alps and the final week of racing.
Saturday’s stage 14 from Blagnac to Rodez features an identical final 30km used in a stage in 2015 – with Greg Van Avermaet just beating Peter Sagan for the victory on that occasion.
It’s no surprise to see Van Avermaet and Sagan do so well two years ago: the hilly second half of the day certainly favours classics riders over conventional bunch sprinters or pure climbers.
Equally, it could be the chance for an escape group to produce a winner – as long as they are given some room by the peloton.
For the full account of the day’s action see our stage 14 report.
The 2017 Tour de France continues on Sunday with stage 15, a climb-filled day from Laissac-Sévérac l’Église to Le Puy-en-Velay over 189.5 kilometres. The race concludes in Paris on Sunday, July 23.