Van Garderen: I was just trying to pace Cadel back to the leaders. On the Col de la Croix de Fer, it looked like we had Sky under pressure, but a couple of times he had trouble holding my wheel. It's a pity he was on an off day, normally he would be the one dropping me.
The positive takeaway is that it also looked like Sky was under pressure: Froome was dropped, Porte was also dropped on the final climb after just a kilometer of pulling, and it was the first time Wiggins was isolated. If we can do that again and Cadel's legs come around... it's a long way to Paris
Matt: similar but different. No defending champ, no promises or deals. But two potential winners.
jpete: Are you implying something?
Here is a look at the top 5 on GC:
1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) SKY
2. Chris Froome (GBR) SKY at 2'05"
3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) LIQ at 2'23"
4. Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC at 3'19"
5. Jurgen van den Broeck (BEL) LTB 4'48"
Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback. We had our biggest audience of the Tour thus far today, and will continue doing our best to provide quality live updates for the remainder of the race.
Thanks everyone for the questions. Great to interact with you all! Enjoy your Thursday.
Thanks David. Likewise. And on that note, we'll see you all tomorrow.