This was shot from my hotel room window in Reims. Rather nice I think.
To be honest until the boys jumped into a fountain in the middle of a roundabout 7km from the finish in Montargis I really didn't think much of the stage. With the exception of a handful of shaded villages in the first 50km there wasn't much to like under cloudless skies and baking sun. The route was far more difficult to navigate and in some of the towns it ran down narrow one-way streets, which is fine for the race itself, but it gave me a nasty surprise twice today blindly following the yellow arrows only to have an alarmed local driver wave me off.
Between the towns the landscape seemed like a watered down version of Stage 4, it felt flatter and when I wasn't driving in circles to rejoin the route, I was working hard to find anything like the vantage points from yesterday. So today's photos don't include anything on the bike. There will be plenty more of that as the scenery improves.