One more climb to go, six miles from the finish.
No more guesses for Jens? One hint: he plans to continue to take advantage of those cycling-built quads.
Even Robbie McEwen says this climb is "nothing to worry about." Gotta be wimpy.
The chase is single file and strung out. Looks like the break may be doomed.
Gail, you got the origami part right... Case's hint about "blades" was misleading. He plans his other future interest to be rollerblading.
Half right! He does plan on... well, I don't know the verb for origami. Origami-ing?
Yep, rollerblading and origami.
Rollerblading is still quite popular here in France. It's like living in the 90's.
I can't wait to see Jens in a Speedo rollerblading down the Tourmalet.
I played roller-hockey for 6 years when I lived in the NE...
Anyway, there is racing going on.
These Jens comments are amazing! I'm sorry I'm unable to publish them all. Four-letter-words are a no no. I'm really sorry you're all not able to see them.
Bit of rain on the camera lenses now, and we hit a few small squalls on the way in. There's a really nasty left hand corner at about 1300 meters that could get messy if it's wet.
OK. No more Jens stuff. I can't help but post them, and we're about to see the field catch the break.
Like Chris "Racer" Case said, the field only trails the break by 43".
The field may let them dangle a bit longer... But they are in sight should they hit a long straight road.
Just got a shot of Francois Hollande, the new French president. We were rather worried he would be in the finish town and our logistics would be made an even bigger nightmare, but it appears he's in a car on course. Good to see him supporting the race.
Scottie: Cadel Evans. I'm kidding. But that would be great. Breaking away.
I think this catch is going to come with about 5 to 8 miles left. Then it will be sprinter teams that will glue everythign together.
Enough of this. I'm picking... Sagan.
Dieter, there are MANY riders using them on their TT rigs. They're tailor-made for that sort of application.
The Osymetric guy that has been wandering around the press room most days is certainly pretty stoked.
Morning all. Woke up a bit late, but to be honest, it looks like I'm right on time.
Got a question for you here Nick.