Le Tour Strolls Into The “Venice of the Gâtinais” – Montargis France

Posted: July 8, 2010 in It's All Important Stuff

Montargis is a beautiful village.  A perfect host to the finale of a tour stage, The Venice of the Gâtinais is noted for embracing all things modern, while paying homage to it’s medieval history.  Montargis even had a hand in the Chinese Revolution.  In 1949 dozens of Chinese young people called this village home and eagerly supported change in their homeland.

Back to Le Tour…

Mark Renshaw and Tyler Farrar gave a good go today.  Farrar can barely hold on to his bars given a cracked elbow.  Garmin – Transitions should be very proud.

Mark Cavendish pulled it out in the end, although the HTC lead out train was, at best, mediocre.  Cav had over a bike length to spare.  Perhaps he went more than 80% today?  This brings Cavendish his 11th career Tour Stage win.

Next up, the boys ride to Gueugnon.  This will be the slightly bumpy and longest stage of the tour.  227K will make for a L O N G day in the saddle.

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