At 182KM, today's Stage 11 is mostly downhill. Well, to look at elevations on a map, it is. The start in Marseille is 107KM above sea level and the finish in Montpellier is 72KM above.
Race starts at 12:45 and is expected to end between 5:08PM and 5:31PM depending on speed.
One note from my Parisian adventures yesterday. I went to no fewer than five cafes looking for the Tour on television. NOBODY had it on.
In fact, in one cafe they refused to turn the channel to Eurosport because MTV had given them the flatscreen and they had to keep the channel on MTV.
I don't know what to make of this apathy here in France, but I'll keep you up-to-date with the way Parisians see this event.