O'Grady & McEwen aim for Paris

For Australian sprinters Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) and Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto), the rest day was a much-needed chance to do just that.

O'Grady echoed the general sentiment that this has been an unusually tough Tour. "It's been pretty tiring the last couple of days and the rest day is very well deserved," he said. "It's been flat out for the first couple of weeks and it's been the fastest and hardest Tour that I've done.

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