Valls - Castelldefels 169 km
A hard to predict stage. Not a mountain stage and a flattish finish all the way until the last few hundred meters which point steeply upwards. Then there's the short and nasty Rat Penat with about 50 kms to go that could whither down the list of candidates. And who's going to hold the peloton together for a stage finish like this?
The Spanish Inquisition condemns: Philippe Gilbert
What the hey. It never rains but it pours. This sort of looks like a day for a succesful breakaway but who the heck can predict a breakaway winner?