Monday, July 21, 2008

Tour de France 2008

I was away all weekend but the race went on.

There was some good action yesterday in Italy (the tour is in Italy for a bit - as they play in the Alps).

The top 5 changed a bit with the yellow jersey going from Cadel Evans, who is in 3rd now, to Frank Schleck. American Christian Vande Velde is in 4th place and not to far back.

Any one within a minute or so of the leader is in good shape.

Today is a rest day for the boys before a couple of tough stages in the Alps. The next few days could break the race open and decide who will be the winner on Sunday in Paris.

Tuesday they ride 157km in the Alps as they leave Italy and head back into France. Wednesday is 210km including the almost mystical climb up the L'Alpe d'Huez with its 21 hairpin turns. It really is cool to watch.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

LOVE the Tour...specially Alpine climbing!!! Go Christian V !