It would be, of course, churlish to offer any negative comment about today’s fantastic stage so I won’t. Who to single out for praise? well Armstrong for a start. The way he came back to the group, even if he did get more than a little help from the convoy, was fantasic. Thomas of course was super as was Evans and Andy Schleck.
Cancellara was, like yesterday, great on the bike and a burk on the mike. In a short ITV4 interview he tried to distinguish yesterday’s stage, when it was wrong to race after a crash, from today’s stage when it was OK to race after a crash. Needless to say he just tied himself in knots.