I got to work today (after a horrible ride…it was real tough…don’t know why) and was checking out the 2006 TDF page for today’s stage when I noticed this dispatch:
13:30 – Noval Abandons…
There are just seven riders left in the Discovery Channel team. Benjamin Noval is the latest to quit the Tour; joining team-mate Paolo Savoldelli who stepped off at the 43km mark.
That made me scroll on down where I saw this:
13:13 – Savoldelli Abandons!
The Discovery Channel team has lost the services of the two-time Giro d’Italia champion, Paolo Savoldelli. The Italian abandoned at the 43km mark of today’s stage.
This is Amazing! Who would have ever thought this! I wonder what Lance is thinking of his former teammates. One thing that his team always prided itself on was taking everyone to Paris. Now two riders have given up.
[Update 2013-01-18 06:58:05] Lance has admitted to doping.