The Tour de France has been an incredible race to wach this year. On Wednesday, American Floyd Landis was in the yellow jersey for the 2nd day in the alps. He had a rough day and lost 10 minutes…he was OUT of contention! Thursday was the 3rd and final day in the Alps, the last mountain stage before Paris. Floyd got away from the pack, getting back more than 8 minutes and taking the stage win in an impressive effort!! And just a few minutes ago (Saturday), Floyd regained the yellow jersey with an outstanding performance in the final individual time trial. For the 8th consecutive year, an American will ride along the Champs-Elysees in yellow!
For those of you not into cycling, you've missed a phenomenal Tour. And as impressive as the stats are for many of the riders, it is the sportsmanship, especially among the leaders, that stands out. It's great to see a hard-fought contest in a year when cycling has experienced a great deal of controversy and turmoil.
Little One and I have enjoyed the excitement of the last 19 days of racing, and I know tomorrow will be an outstanding final day of the Tour! Go Floyd!!