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Stage 6 of the Tour de France 2019 is 160.5km from Mulhouse to la Planche-des-Belles-Filles.
This is the official map of Stage 6, Tour de France 2019.
|Climbs||Le Markstein (Category 1)
Grand Ballon (Category 3)
Col de Hundsruck (Category 2)
Ballon d'Alsace (Category 1)
Col des Croix (Category 3)
Col des Chevreres (Category 1)
La Planche des Belles Filles (Category 1)
The official Tour de France profile for Stage 6:
The peloton sets off from Mulhouse at 1305. The riders are expected to arrive at the finish at la Planche des Belles Filles between 1729 and 1758.
Stage 6 of the 2019 Tour de France sees the race in the Vosges for the second day running. Or cycling, to be exact.
The intermediate sprint comes before any of the categorised climbs. After that, this is a proper, tough mountain stage. It includes the local classics the Ballon d'Alsace and the Grand Ballon.
Fabio Aru won the last stage to finish here, in 2017, and Froome moved into the yellow jersey.
There's almost certain to be a breakaway, while the GC contenders will probably rein themselves in on the early climbs. I predict that the breakaway will be caught, and the overall contenders will also contest the stage win.
Nibali could do it, as might Dan Martin. I'm going to pick Thibaut Pinot, though, as the stage winner.
Mulhouse is in eastern France, and close to the Swiss and German borders (Wikipedia). It has a population of 112,000.
It is an industrial town, and is home to a car museum called la Cité de l'Automobile. It is twinned with Walsall (UK).
La Planche des Belles Filles is a mountain resort in the Vosges.