well, I'm a little late here, but I guess better late than never.
Once again a break gave us a new virtual yellow in Slipstream-Chipotle's Danny Pate who helped lead a break to a 3 minute lead, but in the end they were swallowed up as teams looked to set up their sprinters for a possible stage win. In the end however, it was Toyota-United's Ivan Dominguez who snuck past all the heavy hitters to get the only win by a non-Pro Tour rider. in the end it was Levi who lead from the prologue all the way through to the end in an amazing display of the power of Discovery.
The bad news of the day was that George Hincapie broke a bone in his arm the previous day and will be out 6-8 weeks.
Here's the final top ten and the jersey winners:
1. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Discovery Channel, 24:57:24
2. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, at 0:21
3. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel, at0:54
4. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, at 1:06
5. Stuart O'Grady (Aus), at CSC, 1:16
6. Christian Vande Velde (USA), at CSC, 1:24
7. Michael Rogers (Aus), T-Mobile, at 1:32
8. Ben Day (Aus), Navigators Insurance, at 1:38
9. Franco Pellizotti (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 1:41
10. Ryder Hesjedal (Can), Health Net-Maxxis, at 1:57
Mountains: Christophe Laurent (F), Crédit Agricole
Points: Juan José Haedo (Arg), Team CSC
Young rider: Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank