After de kermesse around Mantes-la-Jolie yesterday, the riders start 50 km to the south in Rambouillet. Rambouillet also is located in the departement of Yvelines and has around 25.000 inhabitants. The town is well known, because of the local castle. There they organised an failed meeting of the NATO and Yugoslavia in 1999, which led to the second Kosovar war. From there starts the stage at 11:00, when the cyclists start their 205 km long journey to the south eastern situated village of Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche. Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche is lies next to Auxerre, which is well known because of their local professional football team. Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche is a village of nothing.