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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: July 8, 2013, 2:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France -- Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its 10th stage on Tuesday:

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1. ZZZZZZZZZ -- After nine torrid days of riding, on the 10th day they rested. In hotels in and near Saint-Nazaire on France's western coast, the 182 riders who survived the Tour's bruising first week were sleeping, eating, and sleeping some more Monday to recharge their batteries for the middle section of three weeks of racing. Smart riders know that to stop riding altogether ...

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