With the one very small hill behind them, the sprinters and their teams started thinking about a stage win. With this being the first stage of the Tour, however wins the stage will also pull on the Yellow Jersey, win the Green Jersey and possibly even the White Jersey of young rider. Lobato of Euskatel, already won the Polka Dot Jersey on that one small hill (the advantage of being in the early break). When the peloton is in a long thin line like this, you can be sure that the race is at full speed. This is an original watercolor and ink postcard an is available through my artist website. Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your piece of the 100th Tour de France.