July 23, 2003
Tyler Freaking Hamilton has updated his rider's diary at VeloNews to include comments on Stage 15.
My apologies for the lag in getting an update out. I've been a little tapped the last few nights. This feels like the fifth week of the Tour de France for me, not the third. Most GC riders spend the first week of the race laying low, conserving energy. But I feel like I've been on the rivet since the get-go.
Despite the troubles Hamilton outlines in the diary entry (and it's definitely worth reading it all), as I write this, he's got almost 5 minutes on the field, and has a chance to move as high as 4th place on the overall classification if he can stay away.