Tour de France 2015 Stage 6 preview: Abbeville - Le Havre, 191.5 km

Uphill finishes are much more fashionable these days than they used to be. In the 1990s and 2000s, while Jean-Marie Leblanc was running the Tour de France, there were plenty of mountain stages with summit finishes, but the flat stages tended to be, well, flat.

However, in the last 10 years, in a process which has accelerated since Christian Prudhomme took over at the helm in 2007, we have seen the inclusion of more and more of the kind of uphill finishes which suit the puncheurs and hilly Classics specialists, who always looked a bit out of place at the Tour before.

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