Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep them doggies rollin’! And once you’ve done that, get ready to go from sea level to 75 metres in the last kilometre.
Thursday 9th July: Stage 6 – Abbeville to Le Havre, rolling, 191.5km
This week is just one surprise – some would say trap – after another. So far there hasn’t been a stage where the riders just eat up the kilometres, all pacey but uneventful, until the last 10km when the trains get their sprinters in position. Nooooo, there’s been stuff happening all over these stages!
This is a bit more straightforward, in that it’s a stage for the rouleurs with three category four climbs, but the winning rider will have to take on the 7% climb in the final kilometre. Not the kind of sprint that would suit Cavendish or Greipel but Sagan could power up that short, sharp incline.
Oh, and as this stage goes along the Normandy coastline, it’s that ‘e’ word again if the wind blows!
Link: Official race website
Header image: Abbey of Graville, Le Havre; via Wikipedia