This video gives insight into Thursday’s Tour de France stage 11 in the mountains from Albertville to La Toussuire Les Sybelles.

The stage is of hugs interest before the weekend because the same route is used for the first Etape du Tour on Sunday.

Former Garmin pro rider and now professional TV commentator Daniel Lloyd rides the route and explains the secrets of the roads the Etape du Tour will cover.

Click the play button below to watch the video

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Tour de France 2012: Stage reports

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Stage seven: Wiggins takes yellow as Froome wins stage

Stage six: Sagan wins third Tour stage

Stage five: Greipel wins again as Cavendish fades

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Stage three: Sagan runs away with it in Boulogne

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Stage one: Sagan wins at first attempt

Prologue: Cancellara wins, Wiggins second

Tour de France 2012: Comment, analysis, blogs

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Tour de France 2012: Photo galleries

Stage nine by Graham Watson

Stage eight by Graham Watson

Stage seven by Graham Watson

Stage six by Graham Watson

Stage five by Graham Watson

Stage four by Graham Watson

Stage three by Graham Watson

Stage two by Andy Jones

Stage two by Graham Watson

Stage one by Graham Watson

Prologue photo gallery by Andy Jones

Prologue photo gallery by Roo Rowler

Prologue photo gallery by Graham Watson

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Stage nine live coverage

Stage six live coverage

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