Probably the most widely publiscised stage of this year's race, it takes on the cobbles of the famouse one day race of Paris-Roubaix and will be spectacular. For the GC contenders this will be a very key stage.
It could also prove to be one the most animated stages of this year's race. Not all the GC contenders are going to like the cobbles, whereas the Roulers like Peter Sagan will want to win this stage.
Everyone and his dog will want to be at the front of the race, it will be full gas from the gun and the likelyhood of crashes, punctures, time gaps wll be inevitable. The last 100 kms will be hectic
All this comes as the peloton heads straight into the alps the day after the first rest day!
Don't miss this stage!