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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