Carcassonne will bring the second week to a close with another potential sprint. Mark Cavendish won his record-equalling 34th stage victory at the Tour in this city in 2021.
The road to Carcassonne is often hilly and the ups and downs that lead to it can favour breakaways. But on this occasion, the route has been designed to suit the sprinters’ teams. That’s provided that they work hard to control the day’s attackers, who still might manage to produce a surprise.