It must be really fun to be Eisel, Grabsch, or any of the other Columbia-HTC riders right now. There are few things more satisfying in cycling than working your ass off for a teammate that has the talent, smarts, and drive to deliver the win.
In very important news, apparently the UCI leaked to L'Equipe that some unnamed rider thinks Cavendish is an anti-French racist! Cavendish dealt with this matter appropriately:
"For sure I’m going to get arsy at some riders, because, you know, I’m an asshole," said Cavendish. "But it’s irrelevant their nationality, and irrelevant what they look like, or where they come from. Because, like I said, I’m an asshole."Now Cavendish could have escaped this controversy by pointing out that as a sort-of-British person he is expected to dislike the French, but clearly he has come to the Tour in better form than that. Bravo!