After completing 191.5 km on Saturday, Thor Hushovd of Team Garmin-Cervelo, based in Boulder, CO, emerged in third place, just six seconds behind Philippe Gilbert's 4 hours, 41 minutes, 31 seconds. Cadel Evans finished in second, only three seconds behind Gilbert.
Hushovd is tied with 74 others who finished six seconds behind Gilbert. Neither Tom Danielson, Hushovd's teammate, nor Danny Pate of HTC-Highroad finished in that grouping. Pate ended the day one minute and 20 seconds in back of Philippe Gilbert at 4 hours, 42 minutes, 51 seconds. Danielson is a bit further behind at 4 hours, 43 minutes, 26 seconds.
For the team lead, Omega Pharma-Lotto leads at 14 hours, 4 minutes, 45 seconds. Pate's HTC Highroad and Danielson's Garmin-Cervelo are both six seconds behind.
A crash that involved multiple racers created a significant gap between two sections, and this hurt Alberto Contador, who is one minute, 20 seconds behind. Full results can be found here.
Stage 2 takes place on Sunday in Les Essarts.
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