Monday was the first rest day of the 2010 Tour de France, and looking ahead to Tuesday's Stage 9 ... well, they'll hope they've taken advantage of that rest.
Tuesday's main Alpine stage will take the riders 204.5 km from Morzine-Avoriaz to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, a route that will cover the Col de la Colombière pass via Le Reposoir, the Col des Aravis pass, Les Saisies, and the Col de la Madeleine pass.
If ever there was a day for reigning champ Alberto Contador to make his move in the mountains, this would be it.
Meanwhile, Aussie Cadel Evans (pictured) is hoping to hold onto his narrow 20-second lead over Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, while American legend Lance Armstrong sits in 39th place.
You can catch all the action on Versus, available on channel 603 on DirecTV and channel 151 on Dish Network. Check your local cable listings for channel lineups.
Stage 9 airs Tuesday, July 13, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. ET.
Replays of each day's action run on Versus from 8 to 11 p.m. ET.
You can also watch the live stream online on Versus.com. This isn't free though; Versus is charging a $29.99 fee for its live tracker. Check it out here.
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