|Tour de France pauses for a day of rest|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CARCASSONNE, France — The Tour de France paused for a day in this medieval fortress town just north of the Pyrenees mountains to give the 170 remaining riders a chance to rest up for the race’s final 567 miles beginning today.
Riders relaxed, ate, met with reporters and otherwise found ways to recover from the 1,710 miles that they’ve raced since the start on July 5 in Leeds, England. The last six stages include three heavy days of climbing in the Pyrenees and take in four lung-busting summits that are rated “beyond category” — the hardest they come.
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