The first mountain finish, it's predicted that this short, sharp, brutal stage will be an attack festival from start to finish and only the strongest will contend the finale up to La Rosiere.
Two HC's climbs of the Montee de Bisanne and the Col du Pre kickoff the sufferfest as the climbing specialists launch long range attacks.
The domestique's of the strongest GC teams will have a difficult task of controlling the race and some GC contenders could find themselves all alone early on in this brutal stage.
The beautiful secnery and views from the Cormet de Roseland will be a blur fror the GC contenders and they hit the technical descent trying to cram in as much food and water as possible before they reach the finale up La Rosiere.
Don't miss this stage, whomever wins this stage could pull on the Yellow Jersey too.