120KM into Stage 13

July 18, 2008

We’re about three hours into Stage 13 and the two riders in the breakaway are losing their advantage quickly. It’s down to around two minutes (after a high of more than nine minutes) and the peloton looks poised to catch them.

Again, this stage isn’t chock full of climbs…it’s got a lot of flat…and that spells out a nearly certain bunch sprint at the end.

Some people on race radio are speculating that Mark Cavendish could win this stage again. I’m guessing that it will be the aim of Thor Hushovd and Robbie Mc Ewen to do everything in their power to ensure that doesn’t happen.

Switching now to SPOILER mode. See you at 9PM tonight. Oh, I’ll get the Saab word of the day for you in a moment.