Just a quick post as it is crazy-busy right this moment...
Way to go Paolo! I've always liked the guy and thought it so odd that he would go to Discovery in the first place and now he was won the Giro and a stage of the Tour. Not a bad year after a couple of years kind of floundering in bad luck and poor form. Now he's decidedly back in action.
The rest of the race just kind of plowed along without too much fanfare and excitement today and the bulk of the race, including the "Yella" jersey, rolled across the line a lazy 22 minutes later. No real changes to speak of, though Andreas Kloden did withdraw due to his injuries from the day before when he crashed. T-Mobile just hasn't been the Uber Team many of us thought they would be... they looked good on paper anyway. Oh well, next year will be easier.
Tomorrow should be another lazy day, but I think the sprinters will be hungry for some points and the race will finish with a sprint. I guess we'll have to wait until then.
(Tomorrow might be postless, and so might the remainder of the week, due to the big meeting happening. But I promise I will try.)