What a f'n awesome stage today, and I could only follow via internet updates.
Disco used their patented gameplan to perfection again today - ride as hard and as fast on the approaches as possible, shatter the peloton, then let Lance do what he does at the very end.
The preceeding days sandbagging (you could also call it a taper - pure genius) paid off in spades, as the entire Disco Blue Train was rocking it today.
Big props to Rasmussen (ex-MTB'er) and Valverde for very impressive rides.
Valverde can climb w/ Lance and then outsprint him - WOW. Hello next big cycling star.
Barring an off day or accident for Lance and Disco, I think we just saw the beginning (and middle) of the end for the other pre-race GC contenders/pretenders.
Tommorrow should be another great stage. Can't wait!!!