Voeckler predicts dangerous opening Tour stage

By Jean-François Quénet in Plumelec

There won't be any prologue at the Tour de France this year and the finishing line of stage 1 will be drawn just a few meters further down from the one of Saturday's GP Plumelec. Race winner Thomas Voeckler noted the dress rehearsal revealed the potential for a dangerous finish in the Tour. "This isn't a flat stage finish and there won't be any established classification before, that means about 150 riders out of 189 starters will be highly motivated for winning that," said Voeckler.

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