Saturday, July 16, 2005
Lance put the exclamation point on it now!
Well, tomorrow is a harder Tour stage, but everything is over except the fat lady singin'. T-mobile got down to the last of today's stage, a couple of major climbs, with 3 guys in front and just Lance. And, they couldn't, or didn't, do it. I think they really could have used a bit better teamwork, as Ullrich just hasn't been taking advantage of Vinokouritz when he could. Instead he pulls Lance up to Vino. "What's up with that?" Phshew. So Lance puts the exclamation point on the tour. He didn't win the stage, but he hammered the big rivals but good. He put a little more time on everybody, including Rasmussen - who was close enough to be a wild card threat in the mountains. So, barring a major accident, or a completely out of character bonk for Lance, this should be it. I don't see anywhere that another rider can take back enough time to be in the running for number 1.