After the rest day in the Venice of the Alps, the Tour heads for the mountains. Stage 10 is for the grimpeurs, a 159 km going from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand via the Plateau de Glières and its 1.8 km gravel road.
“After the demanding cobbled stage and a rest day, the way the climbers will take on this tricky transition could be rather instructive. The climb up the Col de la Croix Fry will come just before a technical test heading up to the Plateau des Glières using a 2-km carriage way… without tarmac! The riders will then have to take on a frightening double with the climbs.” –Christian Prudhomme