Sliding Pass Chambord
This was a lovely little treat for me. When I was a teenager, I discover bike racing and had the chance to visit Paris and the Loire Valley. On that trip, I visited the Chateau of Chambord, so watching the peloton swing pass the Chateau brought me back to the beginning, as it were. Astana and Orica-GreenEdge have dropped off the front of the peloton, but Stijn Vandenbergh was still nose to the wind for Etixx-Quickstep with Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Christian Knees (Sky) tucked in right behind him.