Who will win Stage 6?
Today is a proper puncheur stage.. the finale up the Mur de Bretagne is brutal. 2km to finish, at 7%, after 180km of flat-box racing is just silly. It is too steep for the pure sprinters, so we can expect Cavendish, Greipel and the likes to be in the autobus long before it gets grippy. This is the day we see the likes of Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde, Phil Gilbert and, obviously, Peter Sagan. And, most importantly for the win today, Julien Alaphilippe.
A small spanner in the works could well be Team Sky, with Chris Froome looking to gain some seconds back on the GC riders in a finale that could well see some time gaps. Expect the SkyBots to lead it into the foot of the climb, to set up the Boss for a proper tonk. Not enough for the stage win, possibly, but it should be flipping entertaining. #setsoutofoffice