In the second phase of the search beginning next week, sonar and diving equipment will be used to scan the ocean floor.
At the halfway point, the race drama centers around two teammates vying for another win in the world's premier cycling event.
A resurgence of Firemen's Balls, and spotlights on Sarkozy, Johnny Hallyday, and Indian troops.
Italy's leader deemed the event a logistical 'miracle' after a last-minute change of venue. But critics decried lack of concrete progress on climate change, Iran, and trade.