The pack with new overall leader Philippe Gilbert of Belgium, second right, and Sylvain Chavanel of France, right, passes the Passage du Gois, a causeway submerged by the tide twice a day joining ... more 
The pack with new overall leader Philippe Gilbert of Belgium, second right, and Sylvain Chavanel of France, right, passes the Passage du Gois, a causeway submerged by the tide twice a day joining Noirmoutier island and the mainland, rear, during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191,5 kilometers ( 119 miles) starting in Passage du Gois and finishing in Mont des Alouettes, les Herbiers, western France, Saturday July 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Pascal Pavani, POOL) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pascal Pavani, POOL
Sat, Jul 2, 2011 2:31 PM EDT