Easy for me to say this was an easy stage to Reims. Beautiful roads through the grainery of France with little traffic until the campers appear late in the day looking for good spots for the stage ahead. We saw our first sunflowers today. Legs are good but there are a few aches and pains. Thijs broke a rear spoke and threw his wheel out of true. We waited 30 minutes for a replacement in the team car but that resulted in some impromptu bathing au natural. We had a good meal at the hotel del Cloche under the eaves of a giant cathedral. I'll post some pictures of the view from my room tonight. Then we went off in search of a sports bar to watch the Netherlands scrape by Uruguay 3-2. Elmer, who loves football almost as much as he loves food, was nearly ill before and during the game. When the final whistle blew he ran straight outside to celebrate and release all that nervous energy.