Yawn of a stage today until the last 30km when it became clear that we were going to be treated to a bunch sprint. Loved seeing Cav get the win today and I was moved by how emotional he was at the end. I love how hard he works for the teammates that work so hard for him. I'm sure other sprinters feel the same, but I've never heard a top sprinter give so much credit, time and time again to the guys that set it all up for them. He's young but he's a class act that boy.
Still much discussion here about what happened in terms of communication on that climb the other day between AC, Kloden and Johan. I have to agree with Cathy on this one and say that while it was clearly not a well thought out move and probably the mark of a young,relatively inexperienced cyclist, I really think his intentions were honourable. I think that Johan probably did say, "you don't have to attack to win the Tour," and maybe what he meant by that was, "don't attack," but what Alberto understood was, "you don't have to attack but if you can then go ahead." I think it was an honest mistake that he regrets but, like Cathy said, there's nothing he can do about it now but learn from it and move on.
I can't wait for tomorrow! I'm setting the DVR tonight and I'm going to wait until my kids are in bed tomorrow night, get a big bowl of popcorn and curl up on the couch and drink in every second. As the riders love to say, it's going to be epic!