Today's stage started on the beach in San Francisco, right along Highway 1. Maybe it's the ocean air or the warm temperatures after yesterday's rain, but the riders all seemed relaxed and in a good mood this morning, which made for great picture taking. Lars Boom of Team Rabobank was out of the RV early and chatting with Dutch fans.
Tom Boonen was looking better today after his stage 1 crash and getting soaked in the rain during stage 2. He's bandaged up on his arm and leg but seems none the worse for it all.
Another day, another jersey for Mark Cavendish. Today he's in the green jersey of the overall points leader (the sprinters jersey). He lost the overall race lead yesterday but if he can finish all eight stages of the Tour he should be a threat for the point overall. He will certainly be gunning for the green jersey this summer in France!!