Tuesday, July 10, 7:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET
The finish town of Sarzeau has never been used as a Tour stage town. That changed when Sarzeau’s mayor, David Lappartient, was elected president of the UCI. The stage will reveal how much interest there is in the new system of bonuses put in place for the first nine days this year. A three-, two- and one-second bonus will be awarded to the first three riders to reach a point on the route known as the “bonus point.” This is in addition to 10-, six- and four-second bonuses awarded at the finish. Ultimately, another bunch sprint is likely. And, if the weather cooperates, the television images of the Gulf of Morbihan will be superb.
Check back after the race.