Catching up on the Tour
This is all second-hand, as I've missed the Tour for the last two days--too busy! So here are the results, without any interpretation.
Étape 2 - Challans > Les Essarts 181.5 km
Tom Boonen of Belgium won the stage, followed by Thor Hushovd of Norway and Robbie McEwen of Australia. There was a crash, but apparently all the riders were able to get back in the race. David Zabriskie keeps the yellow jersey. The green goes to Tom Boonen, the polka-dot to Thomas Voeckler, and Fabian Cancellara keeps the white.
Étape 3 - La Châtaigneraie > Tours 212.5 km
Tom Boonen won the third stage as well, followed by Peter Wrolich. Robbie McEwen finished 3rd, but was ruled to have interfered with Stuart O'Grady's line at the finish, so third place went to O'Grady, and McEwen went to 186th (last) of the main peloton.
David Zabriskie keeps the yellow jersey, Tom Boonen keeps the green, Erik Dekker takes the polka-dot, and Fabian Cancellara keeps the white.
I hope I can catch more of the Tour before I leave on the 7th; we'll see if that's possible.