While the wind can be quite strong and variable here it is most likely another day for the sprinters before heading to the cobbles in Stage 9. The final 2 km to the finish has two sharp left hand turns, the last being just 600 meters from the finish line. Teams that can keep a couple of lead out riders with big acceleration power at the front will be in good position to take the sprint. Get additional Data-Driven Coverage of the Tour on TrainingPeaks.
The peloton was modeled as a single entity using the typical pulling power exhibited by riders at the front of the main group. See what you would ride this stage in on a solo ride by setting the power to 85% of your FTP on the Time Analysis Tool.