The Tour de France is in the midst of its second longest stage and enters
the French countryside from Belgium with five-time champion Lance Armstrong
in fourth place.
riders are traveling from Waterloo to Wasquehal in northeastern France.
This stage covers 210 kilometers over mostly flat ground. When the stage
began, Thor Husvold of Norway was wearing the leader’s yellow jersey eight
seconds ahead of former overall leader Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.