Stage 6: Brest – Mûr de Bretagne. 181km.

Brest, France’s westernmost city, is positively steeped in Tour history, having been an indispensible part of the race between 1906 and 1931. We’ll bid a final farewell to the wild Atlantic coast as we head eastwards on more quiet, perfect tarmac for a double ascent of the Mûr de Bretagne – a long, straight, uphill that’s often known as “the Alp d’Huez of Brittany” (those of us also riding Stage 12 will be able to judge whether this is a fair comparison). This stage will be one to remember – some really lovely cycling.