I’m sure the Tour organizers hoped that the ride up Mont Ventoux would decide the yellow jersey, but unfortunately Alberto Contador ended that suspense a few weeks ago.
Andy Schleck attacked time after time, but couldn’t put Contador into any kind of difficulty. Frank Schleck looked much more distressed, which caused Andy to back off just a little bit. Lance Armstrong held on and did what he needed to do to hold onto his podium finish.
Tomorrow is nothing but ceremony, with the easy ride into Paris and then possibly some drama about the green jersey (but not likely). It’s been an exciting Tour, but in hindsight it was all but over after Contador showed what he could do on the ride up to Verbiers. We’ll have a recap of the entire Tour tomorrow.