Armstrong got a lot of grief for a comment regarding the quality of the top finishers in last year's Tour, but after today it looks like he might have had a point. Running down the top 5 from '08:
- Sastre is 11th at 3:52,
- Evans is 14th at 4:27,
- Kohl is flipping burgers in Vienna,
- Menchov is 29th at 11:23,
- Vande Velde is 12th at 3:59.