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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: July 4, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTPELLIER, France -- Here are five things to know as the Tour de France enters its seventh stage on Friday:

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1. LOTTO'S LOTTERY: Thursday provided mixed fortunes and emotions for the Lotto-Belisol squad. The morning mood was despondent after team leader Jurgen Van den Broeck, fourth overall last year, pulled out because of a crash injury to his knee a day earlier. Tough luck for the Belgian: He had also dropped out in 2011 after a brutal downhill spill that left him with broken ...

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