Gary Imlach and Chris Boardman present highlights of stage one which is a ride through history. It goes northwards across the Cherbourg Peninsula from the astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Site at Mont-Saint-Michel, to Utah Beach, one of the settings of the Normandy landings on D-Day. Despite the choppy, rolling roads susceptible to sidewinds, the teams the big sprinters will certainly endeavour to bring the race together for a final bunch gallop after the 188 kilometres of the day. One for Kittel, Greipel, or Cavendish. Commentary by David Millar and Ned Boulting with Daniel Friebe reporting from the roadside.