July 24, 2003
In terms of the yellow jersey, nothing happened. But I did observe one thing. Jan Ullrich is taking a lot of wind. Lance is always well protected with his teammates, always conserving energy in the slipstream. But Jan, I swear, has been riding the whole Tour in the wind. Whoever is behind him is benefiting tons, but not Jan. And before the final time trial, he is doing nothing but wasting energy, never a good thing.
Another point of note is that the two leaders actually contested the sprint today, since bonus time was awarded down to 25th place. They were edged by the sprinters, with Ullrich finishing 27th and Armstrong 28th.