A flat stage that's not too long (179km), which in theory should be the preserve of the sprinters, because bunch finishes are obviously one part of cycling that shouldn't be neglected. The landscape will be beautiful: we will be passing through the Baux-de-Provence. That said, it would be dangerous to view this stage simply as one of transition? The heat, which can be extreme, could have a role to play, especially after 219km the day before! And there's always the chance the wind can get up. On an almost identical course, the wind almost played a very nasty trick on Contador in 2009? However, logic would suggest the candidates for the green jersey will feast on this stage.
Always great to see him do what he does best.
Today has Cavendish written all over it. Have you seen Sagan's moustache? He's gotta shave, it's just not aero enough.
A few useful links
The Hounds of Zaroff by Ceri gets knocked off the top spot by Jimsters` Jinkers in the Fantasy league, with team Wait for me! by headfirst staying in the lead in the loser league (I'm a close second).
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/look-695-aerolight-full-details - still not sure if this is really ugly or not
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