The clips on the microscope's flat stage hold the slide in place.
In previous years, the Tour started with a prologue, followed by a week of flat stages.
Voigt had already won a flat stage after a long break.
The team had just one sprinter left of three for the flat stage 18.
Stage 3 the next day was one of those more straightforward flat stages.
At the finish of each daily flat stage, the time reduction for the first three is 20, 12 and 8 seconds.
This was done to make the flat stages more competitive.
It was a flat stage with no major climbs.
A short individual time trial and two flat stages were held there.
Directly ahead, there were no tanks, only a flat stage about a meter above the floor.