Our man Brecht Decaluwe was out on the course this morning, and he warned that the climb of Mur-de-Bretagne is not the only test on today's stage:
"The Cyclingnews crew drove parts of the course this morning and found out that there's much more than just two official climbs today. For sure it's going to be tough on the legs for everybody today and not only because of that last steep official climb towards the finish line. All the roads in the region constantly go up and down, a bit like the Ardennes region. Combine the foul weather with the course – think the Ardennes and Giro di Lombardia – and there's only one name that pops up: birthday boy Philippe Gilbert. While some felt that the final climb wasn't as steep as expected it's the series of climbs that makes it hard."