Date: Tuesday, July 12 2011

From/to: Aurillac to Carmaux

Distance: 158km

Type: Hilly

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Green 1/5

Polka dot 3/5

With the first mountain-top finish just 48 hours away, stage 10 could well be an opportunist’s paradise.

The Tour hits the Cévennes, a southern-central mountain range, but the four climbs dotted towards the second half of the route are neither long nor steep.

However, the Côte de Mirandol-Bourgnounac, the fourth-category hill that comes 15km from Carmaux, could be too much for some of the sprinters to get over, thus producing an unpredictable end to proceedings.

Stage 10 profile, Tour de France 2011

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