It has leaked that Sophie Ricourt asked @Mayomaniac to design a Barcelonnette stage that would be the queen stage of the race, held on the last Thursday of the race. He asked her if she would pay for some roadworks, and she replied: "I'll do anything, just make sure it's a memorable stage!"
And so he granted her wish and traced a stage starting and ending in Barcelonnette:
220.0 km, +6478 m. Bike ride in Barcelonnette, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurridewithgps.com
There is a valley after the last descent, it will be like Pyrenees in 2009 Tour.