Great start to the 95th Tour de France today: a rolling road stage through Brittany that will make for some interesting racing, and an utterly unpredictable finish. Check out the last two kilometers:
Who does this favor? The sprinters might have trouble getting to the line, though I wouldn't put it past Oscar Freire or Erik Zabel. There are opportunistic fastmen out there like Filippo Pozzato, George Hincapie, Marcus Burghardt, Philippe Gilbert, and so on. I'll stick with Freire, but with the yellow jersey going automatically to the stage winner, there will be no lack of interest throughout the peloton. Don't forget: 3.30am Pacific start at the Versus website, 5.30 on broadcast. Enjoy!