So I did go to see the race and it was pretty fun. I was positively impressed by the amount of people, nice to see so many come out. Last year I went to see the ITT of Paris-Nice and there were a lot less. That was during the week though IIRC.
Anyways, what you might not know is that Di Gregorio set Dumoulin up for his victory, he attacked 1 or 2 km from the finish to force the others to chase. The sprint was launched from a long way out (it was a really long, straight finish), and Dumoulin easily took it.
Also there was an attack from Mickael Cherel and one other rider that sounded like it could have stayed away. All in all it must have been some pretty interesting racing with attacks flying left and right, at least that's what they said over the radio. They said France 3 was going to do a report on it at 19:00 but I missed it ... maybe it'll be online in the next days.
Afterwards it was a free for all in the team-bus section. I'd never quite experienced that, usually there are at least some parts blocked off but here there was nothing. Some riders who arrived later and had their bus at the back of the line had a hard time to get there through the crowd. I saw both of the luxembourgish riders, who both did pretty well, so overall a good day. I also saw Rémy Di Gregorio, man he has a cute girlfriend! Niko Eekhout also rode by me I think.
Here are some photos:
Probably unknown by most people on the forum, Daniel Mangeas is the famous "voice of the Tour", announcer of pretty much any race in France.
Guest of honour, Raymond Poulydor:
The finish. Sorry I pressed a little too early but you can already see Dumoulin start celebrating:
Bobbie Traksel leading home the second group: