The stage is flat again. There is no real-good climbs until stage 10. Mark Cavendish needs to win 3 more stages to pass Eddy Merckx as all time stage winner of the Tour de France. I hope he can do it, he is such a talented cyclist, he deserves it!
In the meantime, Fabian Cancellara still wears the yellow jersey, and he looks good!
UPDATES are on Pacific Time:
-5:43 107.7 kms to go. Nothing of relevance going on right now.
-6:22 84.5 kms to go. Started to rain on them!!
-6<.42 Cav wins the sprint at the sprint 70 kms mark.
- 7:04 Ryder Hesjedal and Vinokourov involved at a big crash!!
- 7:36 No news on Ryder nor Vino at the moment (hope they are both ok)
-7: 38 Riders climbing a category 3, the Cote de Mont Violette.
-7:46 Big crash and JOSE JOAQUIN ROJAS falls badly and ABANDONS the Tour!!! ahhhhhh….
-8:20 PETER SAGAN WINS!