Stage 10 of the Tour De France 2020 is considered the most beautiful stage ever in the history of this annual race. For the first time ever, the Tour de France features two islands in the same stage.
They are natural beauties in the Charente Maritime department that nicknamed today’s race “l’échappée maritime” (the maritime getaway). This is the flattest stage of the 2020 Tour de France, but it still could be dramatic. Stage 10 will pass near the Palmyre beach where Julian Alaphilippe, who hails from the center of France, saw the sea for the first time when he was a teenager. Shall it be windy; Tadej Pogacar and Richie Porte will have to pay more attention to potential echelons than on the way to Lavaur (stage 7).
Otherwise, a bunch sprint should conclude this scenic stage that marks the first day of Primoz Roglic in the yellow jersey. The cyclists take a large bridge onto the Île de Ré with about 16km to go (at approximately 11:00 am EST), and that seems like as good a time as any to tune-in for the finale.