In Luxembourg, homeboy Kim Kirchen remains on top after finishing second in a 7-man sprint to CSC's Allan Johansen. Nasty cold, wet weather today, so of course the Spanish Flandrian Juan Flecha was right there and moves into second overall.
More preamble in the Euskal Bizikleta, where Andrea Tonti nipped Felix Cardenas and Sammy Sanchez in another bunch sprint. Koldo Gil remains on top, but the real work starts tomorrow. Sanchez and Cardenas are both lurking 13 seconds back, with old friend Joseba Beloki 6 ticks behind Gil.