Stage: The first took riders along a 126-mile flat stage for sprinters starting in London and winding through the capital’s leafy suburbs to finish in Canterbury.
Winner: Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen of Predictor-Lotto in 4 hours, 39 minutes, 1 second.
Yellow Jersey: Fabian Cancellara, winner of Saturday’s prologue, retains it. Andreas Kloeden, a German rider for the Astana team, is second overall. British cyclist David Millar is third.
Quote of the Day: “It’s nice to hear David being shouted with an English accent and not ‘Dav-eed! Dav-eed!’ “ — Millar.
Next stage: Today’s second stage will be the first in France, but it won’t stay there for long. Starting in Dunkirk, it takes riders on a 104.7-mile route from Dunkirk to Ghent, Belgium.