All eyes today will be on HTC-Columbia's Andre Greipel. The leading sprinter in the peloton this year has not been feeling well. Friday he came down with stomach problems. He got over ten hours sleep that night and felt better on Saturday, although he had a slight fever. A visit from his wife and two daughters helped him feel better, too. He felt well enough to finish 25 in the opening time trial, only 18 seconds down.
The German will be the top favourite today in the expected mass sprint. The winner gets 20 bonus seconds, and add those to the 18 seconds he is down on GC, and he could well be pulling on the maglia rosa later today. Of course, there are lots of variables, and other riders who will do their best to spoil his plans.
Plus, of course, you can read more about him here.