The brief prologue -- the first stage of the Tour de France -- has concluded, and Fabian Cancellara will get to wear the yellow jersey for at least one day. The 29-year-old Swiss cyclist, racing for Team Saxo Bank, was one of the final riders to start. Germany's Tony Martin held the lead for much of the stage, but Cancellara was able to best his time by a full ten seconds in wet conditions.
Lance Armstrong, racing for Team RadioShack, delivered a strong performance. At the end of the first stage, Armstrong stands in fourth place out of 197 riders, 22 seconds behind the lead.
Here are the top ten in the standings at the end of the prologue stage. Teams in bold indicate multiple finishes in the top ten.
1. Fabian Cancellara - Team Saxo Bank (10'00")
2. Tony Martin - Team HTC-Columbia (+0'10")
3. David Millar Garmin-Transitions (+0'20")
4. Lance Armstrong - Team RadioShack (+0'22")
5. Geraint Thomas - Sky Pro Cycling (+0'23")
6. Alberto Contador - Astana (+0'27")
7. Tyler Farrar - Garmin-Transitions (+0'28")
8. Levi Leipheimer - Team RadioShack (+0'28")
9. Edvald Boasson Hagen - Sky Pro Cycling (+0'32")
10. Linus Gerdemann - Team Milram (+0'35")