Stage 5: Rabka Zdrój - Zakopane 163.1 km
Just to change things up, today's circuit is 39.9 km, lapped twice and restarted for a third time to end on a final kilometer that's all uphill. And that comes after a mountainous first half that never stops rolling. Expect the local boys to go on a breakaway and never come back, while the sprinters take it easy.
Did you know? Zakopane, the finishing town, has a style of architecture named after it.
Stage starts at 14:41 local time (CEST), which is 8:41 EDT, 5:41 PDT, 22:41 Aussie EST. But the thread is going up early, because I have to go for a run.
UPDATED! Video expected from
15:25 CEST, 9:25 EDT, 6:25 PDT, 23:25 AEST 17:25 CEST, 11:25 EDT, 8:25 PDT, 1:25 AEST
Tour de France overlap? Not so bad today! The Bastille Day vainqueur should roll across the line in Le Cap d'Agde at about 17:04 CEST/11:04 EDT, while Pologne's winner isn't expected until 18:45 CEST/12:45 EDT. Watch the TdF right through the podium ceremonies, hang out in the post-stage thread, grab some lunch, and you'll still be able to make the finish at Zakopane.