The longest stage of the race has two third category climbs in the first 30 kilometres, which limits the opportunities for escapees as there is a long way to go after these springboards. The final kilometre is completely flat, but has a couple of nasty bends that are tailor-made for the handling skills of Robbie McEwen. Expect to see Davitamon-Lotto on the front for their team sprinter.
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