Virtually every year Albertville hosts a peloton of pro-riders. Usually for a stage into the high mountains, but not this year!
The only KOM points are available on the Col de Couz, which is on an extended viaduct of 7.4 kilometres at 2.8%. The rest of the route is flat with some undulations here and there.
It’s the fourth time that the Tour de France finishes in Valence. The first occasion was 25 years ago (Chepe González won), in recent years André Greipel sprinted to victory in 2015, while Peter Sagan took the stage win in 2018.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
The 10th stage of the Tour de France starts at 13.05 and the race is expected to finish around 17.35 – both are local times (CEST).