Bescaçon to Oyonnax will have no impact upon who rides into Paris with the yellow jersey draped across their shoulders, but every day is important in Le Tour. Given the terrain it seems inevitable that a small breakaway will have the usual attempt at staying away all day, yet their chances are slim to none. The peloton may well give them a leash of six minutes or so early on, though the sprint teams will inventible come to the fore in order to set up the finish for their fast men.
Sprint Finish Contenders:
All the usual suspects will be ready to take their place on the podium once more after some seriously draining days in the Vosges region. André Greipel looked to be coping with the mountains far better than any of his contenders and may well be the favourite to add another stage win in the name of Lotto. Marcel Kittel certainly used as little energy as possible to get through the last few days, suggesting that he might be fresher than people expect for today’s finish. Simon Gerrans and Peter Sagan may savour the narrow roads and bumpy end to Stage 11, both having been on the cusp of stage wins this year already.