After a well earned rest day the battle for the Yellow jersey, if not already decided will take a very serious turn with three significant mountain stages were the race can be won - or lost.
The stage takes a brief detour into Spain before the final climb of the Col du Portillon. This opening pyrenean stage includes the imfamous climbs of the Colde Portet-d'Aspet and the even more famous Col de Mente before reaching the ol du Portillon. From the top of the Col du Portillon, it's a fast technical descent to the finish line in Bagnere-de-Luchon.
An important stage for the Yellow and Polka Dot jersey wearers.