Saint-Gaudens – Tarbes (160.5 km)
A final day in the high Pyrenees for the riders before the rest day gave us spectacular views, in particular the Pic du Midi de Bigorre plus an ascent of the Col de Tourmalet and an exceptionally steep descent. The River Luz Gorge was very attractive and included the town of Luz St Saveur (above). Finally there were aerial views of Lourdes, which the Tour also rode through in 2008, before the finish at Tarbes.
The race winner was Pierrick Fédrigo from France.
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
Stage 9 – Pierrick Fédrigo