Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac (208.5km)
Friday, July 25th 6:25 a.m. – 11:09 a.m. EDT
This stage may be 208km long, but there are no real difficulties, which logically should favor the sprinters. However, it could be a day for the breakaway, and a courageous rider who still has energy left and is capable of going clear from a group that has been on the attack for most of the day. This will be the final opportunity for the attackers, because after it is the time trial, and then to the Champs-Élysées, which are both moments where the specialists will prevail, and a surprise won’t be in the cards.