Today the Tour de France rolls over a series of 7 sets of cobbles, all of which (I think) are part of the Paris-Roubaix race (the most important Spring Classic). 9 sets of cobbles were scheduled, but it's raining today and the last time Paris-Roubaix ran in the rain it was mayhem so they've reduced the danger somewhat.
Chris Froome went down hard yesterday. Although his team pulled him back to the peloton and he didn't lose time, he is damaged and his status as favorite to win the GC is in huge question.
The race begins today in earnest and, whatever we think of these super-skinny-vampires-on-bikes, their unbelievable courage, skill and stamina will be on display today. If you've ever wanted to check it out now/tonight is the time. NBCSN live right now or primetime at 8 eastern. Cheers.