Friday, July 10, 2009

TdF Stage 7

Fantastic win by Brice Feillu as France takes first and second on a mountaintop finish. Cue the "Is this what a clean Tour looks like?" speculation. It's another great result for France and a big day for Feillu's title sponsor, le ribcage.

In GC news, so concludes the Great Astana Leadership Drama of 2009. Contador now leads Armstrong and I doubt that is going to change. Armstrong should race for second, donate millions to the UCI anti-doping program, and maybe have a longshot chance for an eight Tour win as we head into fall. Leipheimer looked more comfortable than I expected, and Evans continues to loosen up his style nicely. Andy Schleck was disappointing; I expected him to follow Contador but he couldn't even drop his fat brother. And how about track star Bradley Wiggins climbing with the GC contenders and attacking in the final kilometer? Suspicalicious!

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