In the end the "gentleman's agreement" stood and Alberto Contador rode into Paris and became the youngest yellow jersey winner in approx 25 years with Cadel Evans and Levi Leipheimer rounding out the podium places.
Tom Boonen came in 5th today behind stage winner Daniele Bennati and all his main rivals, which was all he needed to do to win the first green jersey of his illustrious career.
As the tour wound to a close Jonathan Vaughters put an end to some of the rumors and announced that David Millar, Christian Vande Velde, and Dave Zabriskie will be riding for Slipstream next year. Slipstream is really starting to make a strong case for a wildcard next year. It will be interesting o see how they do the rest of this season and next.
Now how about those Hincapie for T-Mobile rumors?
UPDATE: Cycling news is reporting that Iban Mayo has tested positive for EPO on the second rest day of the tour and has been suspended by his team pending the B sample results.
2ND Update: According to a Bicycling Magazine podcast, David Millar will nor only be riding for Slipstream next year but will also become a part owner of the team.