Compared to everything that has happened since the Grand Départ in Brest, should we expect more fireworks during the first two mountain stages in the Alps?
Already well underway with a first week at high intensity, the peloton will be tested again. First on Saturday during the 8th stage between Oyonnax and Le Grand Bornand with his last three first category climbs in the last 50 kilometers. Then Sunday during the 9th stage between Cluses and Tignes with the first arrival at altitude before a welcome day of rest.
“There may be surprises”
Groupama-FDJ climber from Finistère David Gaudu appears rather confident. “We have been running well since the start of the Tour and I hope that will continue. We will see for some favorites if Friday was a day without or if they are already tired. “
As for Arkea-Samsic, sporting director Yvon Caër says he is ready for any eventuality: “
There may be surprises. UAE Team Emirates have shown that they are not necessarily very aggressive behind the breakaways. It’s up to us to seize the opportunities to win a stage. “
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