How teamwork played role in first uphill finish of Tour

Updated: July 10, 2008, 4:44 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

So, you're on your bike, you've ridden 100-plus miles … so what do you get? You get to finish up a 10-percent incline over the last mile of Thursday's Stage 6. Better yet, you have 15 more stages and over two more weeks to go!

This is again what makes the Tour de France so special and one of the toughest feats in all of sports.

Thursday gave the riders their first uphill finish of the Tour. When you're riding in such a stage, you have to be patient. I don't think ...

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