Bastia – Ajaccio 154km
Stage 2 has been described as “a real roller-coaster ride” by the Tour’s Director of Competition, Jean-Francois Pescheux. And it’s easy to see why! With steep climbs, including the mountain climb up Col de Vizzavona at the 95.5km mark, followed by an arduous descent into Ajaccio, an anxious peloton will test the nerves of those fighting for yellow.
One of those looking to grab hold of the yellow jersey today is Chris Froome.
After 154km, the riders will arrive in the port city of Ajaccio, birthplace of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Can the climbers showcase their King of the Mountain credentials? Or will they surrender, just as Napoleon in Waterloo?
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