C. Prudhomme's comment
65 kms: a distance that will certainly surprise. It will indeed be the shortest normal stage of the last thirty years. Its format will be dynamic for what should prove to be a “dynamite stage”. The finish will be brand new. With a climb of 16 kilometres at an average gradient of over 8% and an altitude of 2,215 m, the Col de Portet has all the assets to become a new Tourmalet.