Watching the Time Trial – 2011 Tour de France

July 23, 2011


I’m watching the final time trial in this year’s Tour de France and the podium is set. It’s going to be three men – of course – but the order isn’t decided yet.

It will be Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck and Frank Schleck up on the podium tomorrow in Paris. But the three are jammed so close together it’s too tough to tell who will pull on yellow tomorrow.

With 20KM to go, the computers say Cadel Evans is pulling back all the time he’s lost over the past few days. He started down 57 seconds to Andy Schleck and now the timers say that he’s only down nine seconds.

If this happens, Cadel will be the first ever Australian winner of the Tour de France. And for the second year in a row, Andy Schleck will have finished second by seconds. Last year he lost by 39 seconds to Alberto Contador.

I am shaking right now with excitement. How about you?