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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: July 9, 2013, 6:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-MALO, France -- Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its 11th stage on Wednesday:

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1. BRITTANY BEAUTY -- If any region can be considered the heart of French cycling, it's Brittany. Home to five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault and three-time champion Louison Bobet, France's verdant and rocky western shoulder is also known for its oysters, crepes, maritime and Celtic past, and regional pride: roadway signs are in both French and the local Breton language, as part ...

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