Stage 2

Sunday July 08 2018 - Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon - 183 km Flat
 

Another flat stage suited to a breakaway and the sprinters, these are much smaller French roads used in races like the Tour de Vendée and Chrono des Herbiers. The small twisting roads combined with wind and rain could make this stage a nervous and frought one.

There's usually some high speeds crashes in the opening week, mainly due to the nervousness in the bunch, add in rain and things could get animated in the peloton. The Yellow jersey's team will also have a lot of work to do at the front of the race too.

Stage 2 - July 8 - Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon, 183 km, Flat