After leaving Chablis the race runs on rolling roads until Côte de Grandmont is crested at kilometre 128. This is no Stelvio though, merely the first KOM-climb, averaging 4.9% in 2.4 kilometres. The undulatory landscape becomes slightly more rugged and with 162 kilometres done the Côte de Charrecey appears. This 2.1 kilometres climb at 6.7% is the last uphill section of the day. The drop leads to the flat finale.
Departure place Chablis is famous for its white wines, while Chalon-sur-Saône is the largest city in the Saône-et-Loire department.
The first three riders on the line in Chalon-sur-Saône take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds. Two intermediate sprints (after 55 and 173 kilometres) come with 3, 2 and 1 second each.
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