didn't watch the stage today, as i was actually riding. (note sarcasm please)
too bad Levi didn't get the stage. would've been a good consolation for his disappointment from Alpine difficulties.
good couple blurbs at cyclingnews.com abt Floyd's master stage. the first is rider reactions. the second provides some excellent historical context. for this to become truly historical, he must, he MUST, win the TT and win yellow from Pereiro and Sastre. Both are solid but unspectacular riders, and a win by either would prove unsatisfying. a Floyd victory would be historical and meaningful muchmoreso, at least for an American audience.
and finally, i was watching OLN coverage last night of the big stage. the evening feed this time for some reason ended up having Bob and Al on the mike, but seemingly impromptu 'during a commercial'. when Dessel went over the side, Bob, in that great, goofy voice of his, said "God..Damn" in this drawnout, dramatic kinda way. i'm quite sure it wasn't supposed to be on the telecast, but it was some of the best commentating i've heard. the 'Human Side'. Great Stuff!! and later Trautwig, again probably 'off mike', starting practically shrieking something like "do you think he's gonna' do it?", like he was talking to Bob, but like a kid at Christmas. great stuff again.
tomorrow a.m., much coffee and super focus.