Sunday, July 11, 2010

Final Thoughts-Stage 8

We all witnessed the torch being passed today. Empires aren't built overnight, and no one can rule forever. Lance Armstrong has been synonymous with the Tour de France for over a decade. July 11, 2010 will be remembered as the stage where the great champion could no longer answer the accelerations of the younger generation. Lance knew this was a day where a rider could LOSE the Tour, he just didn't figure it was going to be him. Team Radio Shack now rallies around Levi Leipheimer who showed he CAN and WILL take the mantle of leadership.

Nearly 12 minutes ahead of Lance, Andy Schleck won the 1st Tour stage of his career- in the process proving he is the closest contender to Contador in the ultimate race for Paris.

Almost lost in the excitement, Cadel Evans now dons the 'maillot jaune' for the 2nd time in his career. The current world champion has been a changed man riding with rainbows, we'll see what YELLOW will do.

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