Not much happening today, except for a late attack by the world champion, Alessandro Ballan, who chased down Laurent Lefevre and finally -- after missing much of the year -- showed the rainbow jersey to the world. Lefevre and Ballan dangled just off the front until the last km, when it turned into a bunch sprint, with the predictable result.
- Mark Cavendish, Columbia
- Thor Hushovd, Cervelo, s.t.
- Gerald Ciolek, Milram, s.t.
- Greg Van Avermaet, Silence, s.t.
- Oscar Freire, Rabobank, s.t.
Yukia Arashiro in the top ten! Not a day for GC changes... UPDATE! Lance gets 4 seconds!! Sneaky little bugger. There was a split after the first dozen riders.