The comment of Christian Prudhomme

If the 8 kilometre prologue was the starter, the only major time-trial in this year’s race is the dessert: a 51 kilometre long time-trial on undulating Medoc roads, at the heart of the celebrated vineyards that produce such quality Bordeaux vintages, and a finish line in Pauillac, a new stage town. Manifestly, the scene of an ultimate and decisive struggle for the Yellow Jersey.

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