« Merckx on Ullrich, Armstrong, and Disney World | Main | Ullrich, Vino, Basso: Rider reactions on Stage 10 »

July 12, 2005

Graham Watson Stage 10 photo gallery and commentary

GrahamWatson.com | Tour de France Stage 10 Photo Gallery

Ullrich thanks Klödi Leipheimer came home 6th Armstrong, Rasmussen
Ullrich breathless, Leipheimer comes home 6th,
and Armstrong & Rasmussen from GrahamWatson.com

Over at ThePaceline.com (free reg. req.), Watson says:

...it has to be acknowledged that Lance has a new Tour-challenger in Mickael Rasmussen, who stayed with Lance almost to the line today and is just 38-seconds behind overall. What will probably happen is that Rabobank will defend Rasmussen's 2nd-place overall and ride WITH Discovery in the coming mountain stages, and not against them. But a mountain-goat like Rasmussen can gain 40-seconds easily if he times it just right; he did very little work today and is therefore reasonably fresh for tomorrow's three-mountain stage to Briancon. Expect to see him and Lance riding together on the Col du Galibier, with perhaps Basso, Moreau, Valverde and Mancebo with them.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 12, 2005 in Jan Ullrich, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Michael Rasmussen | Permalink