Tour de France 2016 Stage 10 preview: Escaldes-Engordany - Revel, 198 km

The Tour organisers have nothing if not a twisted sense of humour. With three days in the Pyrenees already under the peloton’s wheels (and a rest day at altitude in Andorra, which will be a busman’s training camp for many of the contenders), ASO kick off this first post-Pyrenees stage with what can only be described as a whacking great Pyrenee.

This is arguably the toughest start to any stage in the whole of the 2016 Tour – the riders will head straight out of Andorra via the 2,408m Port d’Envalira, a 22.6km climb, albeit followed by 60km of mainly downhill roads. Coming the day after the rest day, there’ll be some stinging legs in the peloton before things settle down. 

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