Rolling report of the 167km stage from Albi to ToulouseBrailsford keen to ‘twist knife’ into Team Ineos’s rivalsEmail John here or tweet @John_Ashdown 11.36am BST
As this stage is short and pretty damn flat there’s a slightly later start today – racing will get under way around 12.45pm BST with the sprint to the line coming at around 4.30pm. One man who won’t be on the startline is Rick Zabel, the Katusha-Alpecin rider has the flu and has had to withdraw from the race.
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