For some reason I wasn't jumping up and down during the ITT today. Don't know why. It all seemed pretty predictable I guess. I thought Wiggins would do better and I thought Andy Schleck would do worse, but other than that, no real surprises. And Sastre came in 70th, wow, I'm starting to think he might not win this year. Well, I'm sure he can put 15 minutes and 26 seconds into Contador on Mt. Ventoux right, can't be that hard, maybe AC will stop for an ice cream or something. Sorry, that's mean but that guy bugs me. If you're good and people don't give you respect, maybe that's one thing, but you can't whine about people not respecting you and then just suck. It's tacky.
Speaking of whining, a couple of you mentioned that Cancellara was whining about Contador having an advantage because the motorcycles were so close in front of him today - yeah, Jessica, I think he's suggesting that AC was drafting off the bikes, but he did also say that, "Today there was someone smarter than me and he won. He never won a big time trial like that but today he shows he's the strongest." He might have a point about the motorcycles but he does also concede that he just got beat.
I'm assuming many of you are following things over at Fat Cyclist. I can honestly feel my heart breaking every time a read a new post from him. God, it reminds me of the last few days of my grandfather's life when he was losing his battle to brain cancer. As Amy said to me the other day over on Facebook, "f%&$*ing cancer!" Is Lance still dedicating stages to people? I haven't seen a video from him lately. I really thought he might dedicate one to Susan since he knows about her and so many bike fans know about her and Elden.
On a lighter note, Bike Snob NYC has a very funny take on the winning salute discussion. Susie B, you'll enjoy it.
Good news about Lance's new Radioshack team. I hope the TdF organizers don't decide to go ahead with their idea about banning radios during the race or it's going to seem like sort of an odd fit. I also chuckled at Contador's response to questions after the stage today about whether or not he'd be going to the new team. He said, "I am concentrated 100 per cent on the Tour right now...After we get to Paris we will have time to consider the future." Which loosely translates to "Not if it was a team of naked women covered in chocolate and handing out duffel bags of cash."
It'll be interesting to see what names they get over there. Right now they have a roster of one - it's a good one mind you, but it's still just one. TeamRadioShack already has a Twitter account which I checked out. They encourage you to go to their website to sign up for team updates but right now I can just follow their whole team at @lancearmstrong so I think I'll hold off on that.