Contador allowed to race despite testing positive for clembuterol.
His defence sounded a little too well rehearsed for me. (Ate some contaminated steak imported specially from Spain).
The ever lovable Manx scouser Mark Cavendish (imagine a night out with him and Andy Murray) holds the Brown Jersey for moaning and whingeing about practically everyone else in the race.
First serious hill today won by Aussie Cadel Evans.
I saw a bit of the build up for this on ITV 4 at the weekend. I haven't watched it since Nicky Horne used to present it on CH4 years ago. I'm going to try to keep up with it (on the telly, not on a bike n' that)
Love it. great coverage on ITV4 and the web. Cool music also.
Definitely varicose veins, that's what happens when you sit on your arse all day.
I definitely don't want to see the state of his arse then.
I bet it needs a good tanning
These cars should be banned and kept at the back like the old days, fecking nutters!
Best day so far. Andy Schleck broke away from the rest of the serious contenders on the firts climb and stayed ahead to gain two minutes. His bro came second.
Unfancied Thomas Voeckler retained the yellow jersey though to keep the frogs happy.
Team Murdoch revitalised by Boson-Hagen's stage win. Cavendish odds on for green jersey despite losing 20 points today. He's managed a couple of smiles this year. Although it may have been wind.
Large unit Thor Hushovd shocked everyone by winning a mountain stage. Equivalent to Usain Bolt winning a marathon.
Winning stage times are down about two minutes on 10 years ago. An indication that cycling may have cleaned it's act up at last.
Apparently, when you cycle, 80% of the energy is expended pushing the air away in front of you. Which is why Cavendish's 'train' is so important to him.
One of the Schlecks to win it. They are both well placed.
Any tips for Saturday Ash?
If Mark Cavendish doesnít win one of the big celeb lovvie lovvie awards this year Iím gonna start thinking there is a little bit of Bias going on. The man is a national hero and should go down already as one of our greatest sportsmen but of course he wont. Some dull hyped up honed beyond comprehension baby making hair gel, undie and perfume advert might though.
Late on this one....Bunch of drug cheating cunts....End