Tour de France 2011: Stage six preview

Date: Thursday, July 7 2011
From/to: Dinan to Lisieux
Distance: 226.5km
Type: Flat

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Take the race’s longest stage, add in a 500m hill in the final 2km, and what do you get?

ASO will be hoping the answer is an unpredictable finish in Lisieux, which welcomes the Tour for the fourth time. The stage itself isn’t that difficult, with one fourth-category and two third-category climbs separated nicely along the route.

Before the possible carnage commences, the peloton will also pass by the Mont St-Michel monastery

Stage 6 profile, Tour de France 2011

Stage 6 map, Tour de France 2011

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