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Monday's mountain stage? Bring on the pain … and paninis

Updated: July 13, 2008, 3:29 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

Sunday's Stage 9 of the Tour de France? That was just an appetizer of what's to come Monday. The main course: A monster Stage 10 through the Tourmalet and La Mongie before the climb up the Hautacam for the race's first summit finish.

That's two beyond-category climbs in one stage. That means we'll really see a separation between the pretenders and contenders.

And that's why you saw all the main contenders play it conservatively on Sunday, when we saw tough climbs, ...

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