The comment of Christian Prudhomme

This stage through the pine-woods of Les Landes will be run on the day after the Tourmalet, following the Tour’s centenary celebrations of its first foray into the Pyrenees, and before the time-trial test. Bordeaux, which will receive the Tour for the 80th time – the highest record after Paris – should see flatland specialists living up to tradition and showing off their skills at this sprinters’ finish by the river in Quinconces Square.

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