The Short: Tour de France 2016 stage one preview - Cycling Weekly
The riders join the coast again close to Coutances, and will have the sea on their left shoulders all the way along north to Carteret.
The Long: The riders join the coast again close to Coutances, and will have the sea on their left shoulders all the way along north to Carteret.
The early part is mostly flat, but the peninsula crossing is more undulating.
After them it’s a long straight run to the finish.
Expect to see the more Classics-focused teams try and make the most of the blustery conditions to force a split and put wiry GC contenders under pressure.
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