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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