Stage 10 is a key stage and also the stage of the Etape du Tour, whereby 15,000 amateur cyclists rode the week before the rest day. The Etape du Tour sold out within a few days and atracts cyclists from all over the world and is one of the "Top European Bucket List rides" allowing amatuers experience a full mountain stage of the Tour de France!
A brutal day in the saddle for the pro peloton, especially after the cobbles of Roubaix and a rest day, the change in rhythm could crack the event the best of riders. The stage features the Plateau de Glières with its gravel section, brutally hard due to the climb to get there up the hot, steep, exposed and leg sapping Col de la Croix Fry.
The very tough and successive climbs of the Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombière will mash the legs of the peloton, if it's hot this stage could see the first casualties in terms of time gaps opening up on the general classification.
From the top of Col de la Colombière, it's a very fast technical descent down to the finish in Le Grand-Bornand.
Let's hope it's not too hot! Don't miss this stage it will surely start to provide the first signs of who is in the running for the Yellow Jersey and Polka Dot jersey too!