Three Weeks and over 2000 miles comes down a final 32.9 miles
We’re down to it now; at the end of what has been one of the most captivating Tours in recent history and the race will, fittingly, come down to a 32.9 mile time trial. Evans (pictured top) trails Sastre (bottom) by 1:34, with two riders in between, but Evans is far and away the best time trialist of the top four riders and it is expected that the battle for yellow will come down to a difference of mere seconds. I don’t care if you haven’t watched a single stage yet…tomorrow will be great.
I’m not sure why, but I have a sneaky feeling that Sastre is going to have the time trial of his life tomorrow. Granted, this may be a little self-serving, as he was my pre-race pick to win it all, but I think that the fact that he has been protected by a very strong Team CSC throughout this entire race has kept him in form and he will be up for the challenge tomorrow. They always say there’s something about the maillot jaune and that it tends to give riders super human strength, we’ll see if Sastre can summon some of that power tomorrow and take home the yellow.
On a side note, the Ridley TT bike that Evans is going to be riding tomorrow is SICK. Take a look at this beast:
This is the Ridley Dean, set for production in 2009. I don’t know much about the Ridley brand, but I do know that this bad boy gives me goose bumps. Ultimate bike porn show right here. If I hadn’t just bought my bike, this one would be at the top of the list for a test ride as soon as it came out (and probably will still be, just for fun).