Breakaway at about 2 minutes.
Stuart O’Grady – GreenEdge Cycling Team
Takashi Miyazawa – Team Saxo Bank
Nathan Haas – Garmin-Barracuda
Thomas De Gendt – Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
Andrew Fenn – Omega Pharma – QuickStep
Kristof Goddaert – AG2R La Mondiale
State of play at the beginning of the stage
1 Martin Kohler (Sui) BMC 15:03:34 2 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 0:00:02
3 Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha
4 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:00:06
5 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE 0:00:08
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan
7 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
8 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
9 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha
There are a number of contenders such as Valverde and GHH at 12 seconds back, so tomorrow will be interesting.
There will be live TV coverage. Check your local guides. I apologise for not being able to do a Jens; I can't do time zones. Personally, I'll be with Auntie until the last hour or so. It's more fun than listening to Phil and Paul.
Live-ish ticker. It is quite informative.http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/live-feed.htm