Sorry to be a debby downer, but we just got word here in the press room that Frank Schleck's B sample was also positive for Xipamide.
Do we have a crash count on Farrar? HE went down today AGAIN because of the doggie.
I don't know, but it must be over six right?
Wiggins shakes the hand of President Hollande.
Frank, Frank, Frank. Unlike Tyler's disappearing twin, I think it's safe to assume this violation has something to do with Frank's siamese twin, Andy.
More on that later, though.
Replaying the sprint now on TV. Damn, that was a long, long sprint. He was at full gas for nearly 500m.
Righto. See you all tomorrow for the time trial.
Really cool to hear the yellow jersey stood up for his sprinter on the team bus, and said "we're going for the sprint today." According to Cav.
The initial jump: 1650w. Probably held 1200+ for 5 sec.
"hey everybody! come see how good I look!"
No not really. He free-lanced his other stage win today. But, all sprinters are pretty similar in that they REALLY want their leadout guy with them. Even if its just their last leadout man. They get lonely...
Fedrigo and Pinot are both meeting the French president at the moment. Hollande is interviewing them.
Sprinters are sensitive fellows.
"It was in the plan, but we thought we'd have to work harder for it." -Wiggo
We'll see you all tomorrow for the time trial.
"He proved today that he's the fastest man in the word. As if there were any doubt."
As is Marc Madiot, now famous across France for his extremely loud yelling.
"I've always wanted to do that for him. That was the first time I've lead him out for a Tour stage win."
As you all probably guess. There was no change in the GC leaders. Nor was there one KOM. Sagan gained points over Greipel and looks like he's locked that up as well.
Tomorrow's stage 19, is 53.5km, 33 mile TT. Mainly flat. Hopefully Tejay jumps up another position on GC. He currently sits in 5th.
Now back to work everyone!
Cheers, everyone. Matt and I will be on the ground at the TT tomorrow. But before then, a very long drive! We'd best get rolling. Enjoy your Friday!
Goodnight Caley. Say hello to Beaudin for me.