Well at this point I have no idea what to think of Vino. He crashes loses enough time to go out of contention. Then wins the TT to give himself a very outside chance. Then finishes almost 1/2 hour behind the next day. And what the hell wins the next stage in a very convincing manner.
It's great to see him not giving up but maybe he could help out Kloden since that appears to be Astana's only GC hope however remote.
Once again Contador and Rasmussen showed they are the two strongest riders in this year's tour. Unfortunately for Contador he needs some help or he will not be able to catch Rasmussen. As much as I would hate for Levi to give up his ambition, he might have to attack big time Wednesday to try and draw out Rasmussen so Contador has a chance as the TT probably will not provide him enough to catch up.
Meanwhile buses from Rabobank, Team CSC, Discovery Channel and Astana squads were pulled over and searched by French customs agents but nothing was found. Not to be cynical but I think teams probably learned from the Festina affair.
Rest day tomorrow so I might get more done at work.
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank 69.52.14
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.23
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 4.00
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 5.25
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 5.34
6 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC 6.46
7 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 7.27
8 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana 7.54
9 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team 8.24
10 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 9.21