How's this for Independence Day...???
American Tyler Farrar takes the third stage of that Tour de France thing...
It was the first Tour stage victory ever for Farrar, one of the world's best sprinters, and showcased the dominance of the Garmin-Cervelo team.
The 123-mile flat route from Olonne-sur-Mer to Redon favored sprinters like Farrar and a handful of others who were in it all the way to the end in a mass finish that included Tour leader and Garmin teammate Thor Hushovd.
"I certainly would have taken it on any day," Farrar said. "But as an American, winning on the Fourth of July, it's the icing on the cake. ... Lucky me."