Point of departure: Châtelaillaon-Plage
Point of arrival: Poitiers
Distance: 167,5 km
Departure time: 12:40
Arrival time: 16:30
A long and largely flat Stage 11 of the 2020 Tour de France will suit the sprinters.
When the race visited this same area in 1978 it was Eurosport’s own Sean Kelly who came out on top in a bunch sprint, and the peloton’s fast men should slug it out again in Poitiers.
Stages this flat are a rarity in the 2020 edition of the race, so sprinting teams will be looking to take full advantage, limiting the opportunity for a breakaway to stay out in front.
Stage 11 profile
Tour de France 2020 Stage 11 - route and profile
It will be hot on the Tour route with 28° temperatures forecast.
Gusts of 25km / h are forecast, which will worry the riders, but the prediction is those it will be largely head winds.
Among the riders who have already won in the city of Poitou at the Tour, three are in the peloton of this year’s Tour de France: Matteo Trentin in 2015, Sonny Colbrelli in 2016 and Jesus Herrada, winner twice in 2013 and 2014 .
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.
The Bradley Wiggins Show podcast will continue throughout the Tour, with 10 full episodes released across the three weeks.
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