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93rd Tour de France, July 1-23, 2006

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Stage 2 - Monday, July 3: Obernai - Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), 228.5 km

Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto)
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It's a long day on Monday for the Tour de France peloton, with the second longest stage of Le Tour on the program. Stage two heads northwest towards Luxembourg with two Cat 3 cols in the first 50km.

After the frantic battle for mountain points on the ascents, a break should get away, but the sprinters teams will have to be careful not to let them get too much time and roll it up. With two Cat 4 hills in the last 17km, opportunistic counter-attackers will try for the winner's bouquet in Esch-sur-Alzette.

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Stage 1 - Sunday, July 2: Strasbourg - Strasbourg, 183 km

Jimmy Casper (Cofidis)
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Sunday's Stage 1 flat sprinters' stage starts and finishes in Strasbourg, with a 30km incursion into Germany midway through the stage. It will be a tight, tense day with plenty of crashes and a big battle between Boonen's Quick.Step, McEwen's Davitamon-Lotto and Zabel's Milram teams to win the first en ligne stage at Le Tour 2006.

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Prologue - Saturday, July 1: Strasbourg ITT, 7 km

Thor Hushovd (CA)
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The 93rd Tour de France opens with a completely flat 7km rush through the Alsatian capital of Strasbourg. Always a challenge from the tension and stakes, the all-out eight minute effort will at least establish who's got it and who doesn't as the Tour opens.

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