Saturday, July 21, 2007

Le Tour - Stage 13

The first TT of the tour had a number of surprises not the least of which was Rasmussen keeping the yellow jersey and Vino absolutely kicking ass and winning the stage. Moreau and Valverde were surprises of a different sort both turning in disapointing times.

With a blast of rain for the middle chunk of riders, times were slow due to safety or more commonly due to crashes, though both Kloden and Kash managed to finish 3rd and 4th despite their crashes.

Cadel Evans had a great TT putting himself into second overall just a minute back.

Meanwhile over at Disco, it looks more and more like Contador is their man, doing better than expected while Levi did worse than expected. Given that they are both in great position and there is still a TT left to go so it remains to be seen what Levi can do.

Tomorrow begins the Pyrenees and Vino has promised to attack in the mountains, but will it be tomorrow? Who knows. Personally I think it's time for Levi to take it if he really wants it, but I am not sure if he can do it.

General classification after stage 13
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank 58.46.39
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 1.00
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.31
4 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 2.34
5 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 3.37
6 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana 4.23
7 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC 4.45
8 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5.07
9 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 5.10
10 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team 5.29

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