VinoVelo

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Armstrong in control

Today was just an unbelievable day of cycling. When I watched today's stage (this evening) I already knew who the top three placed riders were and even still I was on the edge of my seat for the last hour.

Today was a sort of fantasy: watching George Hincapie (followed by triki and azavedo) at the front of the peloton drop a "who's who" of riders that read like a winning lineup but they were being dropped: Mayo, Heras, Beloki, Vinokourov, etc. and then Armstong made Popovych turn the screw which saw Ullrich, Kloden and others dropped and then Armstrong dropped Basso and others to whittle the field down to Rasmussen, Mancebo and Valverde (not bad for someone who'd only won once outside of Spain)...