When: Thursday, July 26
Where: Pau-Castelsarrasin
Length: 188.5km

DESCRIPTION
This is a surprisingly lumpy stage, with six categorised climbs along its route. There are two reasons why the favourites will spend most of the day ambling along. First, the Pyrenees have just finished. Second, there is a major time trial in the offing. Chances are, the breaks will stick like a piece of spaghetti to a wall.

CW STAGE RATING
Scenery: 5/10
Difficulty: 4/10
Impact on overall: 2/10

ROUTE DETAILS
Km, Location, ETA, Feature
0, PAU, 12:45, START
23, Cote de Baleix, 13:31, Climb cat 3
44.5, Rabastens de Bigorre, 14:01, Sprint
54, Cote de Villecomtal, 14:14, Climb cat 4
59.5, Cote de Mielan, 14:21, Climb cat 4
63.5, Cote de Sainte Dode aux Croix, 14:27, Climb cat 4
72.5, Cote de Theux, 14:39, Climb cat 4
86, Masseube, 14:57, Feed zone
146.5, Solomiac, 16:20, Sprint
169.5, Cote de la Montagnere, 16:51, Climb cat 4
188.5, CASTELSARRASIN, 17:17, FINISH

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