I must have misheard Phil Liggett yesterday because today’s stage is much harder: three HC climbs including Col du Galibier, 131 miles and a finish on the famous L’Alpe d’Huez.

The best-placed American is Vandevelde but he lost time yesterday and is 3:15 back. Unless he does well today, I think Schleck, Sastre or Cadel Evans will be the winner in Paris. Schleck’s got the strongest team so it’ll be hard to beat him today.

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Sastre attacked on Alpe d’Huez. Helped by his teammates, the Schleck brothers, he beat the other contenders by over 2 minutes. It looks like it’ll come down to Saturday’s time trial between him and Cadel Evans. Vandevelde didn’t do anything to help his cause.