This is a long stage heading north along the Atlantic coast and could be a dramatic day on narrow roads with a sucession of harder short, sharp climbs, one after another.
For the pure sprinters and their teams, this could be a really hard stage, ideally suited to a Rouler's who can climb awell as sprint, like Peter Sagan, who will need to be a the very front of the race with 30 kms to go, to take the stage win.
A breakaway will definately want go get away early on this stage, domestique's will have to work hard for their GC contenders. Throw in strong headwinds and rain and this will be a day the Sprinters and their teams won't enjoy.
Definately a stage that could throw up some interesting and animated racing.