Andorre-la-Vieille – Saint-Girons (176.5 km)
Another day in the Pyrenees, with a fast descent down the Col d’Agnes into the Garbet Valley and through a string of small villages, one of which was Lacourt. The tour rode across the elegant bridge over the River Salat, by which were these lovely but seemingly precariously balanced riverbank houses.
The race winner was Spaniard Luis León Sánchez.
Stage 1 – Fabian Cancellara (to wear yellow for Stage 2) – 3rd Bradley Wiggins
Stage 2 – Mark Cavendish (will wear green for Stage 3)
Stage 3 – Mark Cavendish (will wear green for Stage 4)
Stage 4 – Team Astana
Stage 5 – Thomas Voeckler – 3rd Mark Cavendish
Stage 6 – Thor Hushovd
Stage 7 – Brice Feillu
Stage 8 – Luis León Sánchez