We had church this morning so I taped OLN's coverage of the 2006 TDF stage 1. We have visitation at 3 so it will this evening before I get to post much about today's TDF stage.
For more information about today's stage, here is the offical TDF page about stage 1.
Here is a graphic showing the profile of the stage:
What you will notice is 1 cat 4 climb. Bob Roll (on OLN) just said that was probably a highway overpass! These guys are hillarious!
Oh, I just heard that Floyd Landers (the guy who showed up late yesterday) showed up late because of a tire flat. Since it was a time trial, they don't use quick releases. It took a special wrench and 1 min to change. Because of that, he lost about 8 sec.