Right then - we could be in for an interesting day in the saddle as the Tour reaches a potentially enthralling crescendo.
The smiles will slowly return to the faces of the sprinters as the 165.5km route from Roanne to Montluçon is relatvely climb-free, with points on offer at Chanetelle at 102.5km and Commentry at 143.5km.
Music to green jersey holder Oscar Freire's ears, especially after the gruelling, monstrous climbs of the past few days.
But more importantly, the stage could present a intriguing cat-and-mouse game between race leader Carlos Sastre and Cadel Evans, who lies one minute 34 seconds behind his Spanish rival.
However, Sastre said he doesn't intend to attack, preferring to keep his energy for the 53km individual time trial, which could settle the race.
No doubt Frank Schleck and Bernard Kohl may have a thing or two to say about that.
So what are your thoughts about today's stage? Is it the calm before the storm - or could we be set for some unexpected fireworks from one of the main contenders?
Let me know your thoughts, as ever.