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91st Tour de France - July 3-25, 2004

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Stage 3 - Tuesday July 6: Waterloo - Wasquehal, 210 km

By Deena-Maree Faulkner

Again, the stage is based on a reasonably flat course. Starting in Belgium, the race will pass through the finishing straight of the Tour of Flanders in Meerbeke, before moving through Geraardsbergen and the famous Muur. The last major town the riders will view in Belgium will be Tournai, before returning to France. The light bikes will be left in the team bus for this stage, with two pave sections totalling 3.5 kilometers giving the Tour a taste of the Paris-Roubaix such an exciting race. Just 25 kilometres from the finish riders will pass through Gruson, and the last pave section, before heading for the 1,400 metre finish straight in Wasquehal.

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