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Rodez - Revel, 195 km
Endurance and Tempo pace with some bursts today!
Last easy day until next Friday for most of the peloton, but Chris still had to ride at the front for much of the day today and ride at a steady tempo.
The first 15 minutes of the stage were hard until the breakaway got away and then the pace eased up. Saxo Bank set tempo for the rest of the day and Chris Anker rode in front of Andy Schleck most of the day protecting him.
It was a pretty uneventful day otherwise and Chris made sure Andy was in the front group on the last climb and once he knew Andy was there, he sat up and rode easy over the last climb into the finish.
240 Training Stress Score points in nearly 5 hours of racing don't quite make this the easiest stage for Chris, but it's definitely not a hard stage.
Big mountains to come!