July 15, 2003
Tour Today: Gap - Marseilles
Today's stage is about 220 km, from Gap down to the port of Marseilles, finishing with a circuit of the city.
There are two intermediate sprints, at 10.5 km and 138.5 km, and two 4th-category climbs, at 99.5 km and 170 km. Past finishes at Marseilles have generally produced long breakaways, and 2 of 3 Marseilles winners won on a solo break.
Wednesday is a rest/transfer day.
Yellow Jersey - Lance Armstrong (US Postal)
Green Jersey - Baden Cooke (FDJeux.com)
Polka-dot Jersey - Richard Virenque (QuickStep)
White Jersey - Denis Menchov (iBanesto)
Euskaltel continues to lead the team standings.
Jorg Jaksche will wear the red race number of the most aggressive rider, recognizing his breakaway from yesterday.
There are 172 riders left in the race.
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