STAGE 10

Point of departure: Ile d'Oleron
Point of arrival: Ile de Re
Distance: 168.5km
Departure time: 12:45
Arrival time: 16:30
Type: Flat
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An almost pan-flat Stage 10 of the 2020 Tour de France runs almost exclusively along the coast, so crosswinds would be the only factor to prevent a likely sprint finish on the Ile de Re.
Numerous fortresses will keep the television helicopters busy, with the most familiar to UK audiences being Fort Boyard – home to the popular late 90s game show hosted by Melinda Messenger.
The riders will be too busy to admire the landmarks however, with long stretches along the Atlantic seafront could keep a breakaway in the race if the wind picks up.

Tour de France 2020 Stage 10 - route and profile

Weather forecast

We've already seen the chaos caused by crosswinds on Stage 7 and we could be in for more of the same on the Atlantic coast, although it is expected to be a relatively calm and sunny day.

The stat

Seven small points. Peter Sagan, much less domineering than in previous years, is making his opponents dream of wrestling the green jersey off his shoulders. Sam Bennett is only seven points adrift, but there's another man who is in contention...

Man to watch

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). Is the Belgian capable of winning a sprint with all the big-hitters in tow? And will he have the opportunity to stake his claim for a third win and propel himself into green jersey contention? If the day is tough, with teams split in the wind, then he will be the logical favourite. And even on a classic day, with an entire field to battle, the sprinters will undoubtedly be wary of him.

Where can I watch it?

The Tour de France will be available to watch live and in full on Eurosport 1 and online as a live stream on the Eurosport Player streaming platform.
The coverage will feature Bradley Wiggins as an expert analyst throughout the Tour de France, and a new addition to Eurosport’s cycling coverage will be interviews and analysis from Bernie Eisel.
The Breakaway, a post-stage review show will be available to watch online after each Tour de France stage on the Eurosport Player streaming platform and the GCN App.
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