Vannes to Plumelec (28km)
Sunday, July 12 | 9:00 a.m. EST – 11:20 a.m. EST
The stage 9 team time trial will be a race unto itself, as each team’s time will be taken when the fifth rider crosses the line in Plumelec, at the top of the Côte de Cadoudal. That fifth man, especially if he is tired, is going to endure one of the most difficult moments of his career. How should this climb be managed? That is one of the big questions posed during this route: While the stage is short, at 28km, the many false flats before the Cadoudal are going to leave their mark.