"We are now in France and ready to start from Orchies, a familiar place for classics specialists.
This 207km stage is neither entirely smooth nor entirely flat, with a cobbled climb 80km in. But it should produce the first bunch sprint
Ice cool Peter Sagan gives rivals cold shoulder. Slovakian outfoxes Fabian Cancellara to win first stage. 22-year-old is threat to Mark Cavendish's Olympic hopes.