Stage 3:Olonne sur Mer > Redon
Let the fireworks begin
How appropriate that Tyler Farrar of the U.S. wins a stage on the Fourth of July. Here he celebrates on the finish line after winning the third stage between Olonne-sur-Mer and Redon. Behind Farrar are Spain's Jose Joaquin Rojas (R) and France's Sebastien Hinault.
Overall leader Thor Hushovd will wear the yellow jersey for the second straight day.
Neck and neck
Stage winner Tyler Farrar (R) is ahead of the overall leader, Thor Husovd.
France's Thomas Voeckler carries his youngest son during the signature ceremony, flanked by Tour de France speaker Daniel Mangeas (L), prior to the start of the third stage.
Alberto Contador has an energy bar as he rides through the countryside.
In the middle of the pack early in the stage, Cadel Evans dons the polka dot jersey emblematic of best climber.
Let the good times roll
The pack rolls by this group of fans enjoying the third stage while picnicking.
Keep your balance
These fans have a nice vantage point as they cheer on the peloton. (Couldn't have been easy to climb up.)
Overall leader Thor Hushovd rides in the pack with France's Jerome Pineau.
Andy Schleck (L) and brother Frank participate in the signature ceremony prior to the start of the third stage.
Seemingly for as far as one can see, it's a logjam of helmeted riders in a busy pack.
The pack rides past a cross in the village of Les Lucs sur Boulogne.
Mark Cavendish has his bicycle checked by a team mechanic.
A banner reading "from the first to the last, all champions" is placed along the stage route.
Stage 1 winner Philippe Gilbert rides in the green jersey, worn by the best sprinter.
The pack rides on the Saint-Nazaire bridge.