Stage 8
Metz ITT  56k
Today was our first stop for the Individual Time Trial in Metz.  Metz is on the Moselle River and is one of the principle cities of the Lorraine region.   We watched most of the time trial on the cat-3 Côte de Gravelotte.   American Bobby Julich crashed out of the race a few kilometers on the downhill after passing us.  Lance Armstrong won the stage and put on the yellow jersey which he would wear all the way to Paris.   After watching the stage our group rode to our hotel in Nancy, about 36k south of Metz.


Km 9.5 - Côte de Lorry-les-Metz - 1.4 km of climbing at 3.8 % - 4e Catégorie
Km 26.5 - Côte de Gravelotte - 3.5 km of climbing at 4.6 % - 3e Catégorie

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