The top of the Col de la Croix comes at 141.5K. Then there is a short steep descent followed by a flat run to the finish, which along with the first 20K will be virtually the only time when the riders aren't either climbing or descending.
This ought to be an exciting stage!
Johannes Frohlinger is reported to have abandoned the Tour following injuries sustained in crash on Stage 6 to Metz.
13.45 (BST): Samuel Sanchez involved in crash – out with suspected broken collarbone.