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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: July 7, 2013, 3:40 PM ET
Associated Press

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France -- Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its first rest day on Monday:

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1. TRY AS YOU MIGHT: Chris Froome single-handedly quashed several attempts by rivals to wrest the overall race lead from him as the Tour left the Pyrenees and headed into the first -- and widely desired -- rest day of the three-week race. With his Sky teammates worn out after helping him capture the yellow jersey a day earlier, the 28-year-old Briton found himself alone ...

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