Wow, Tour fever is really hotting up. Today saw the finale of the Tour de Suisse, which was a 29-km ITT. Robert Gesnik of Rabobank was leading overall, and hope to hold on to his 55-seconds advantage over favourite Lance Armstrong.
As it turned out Tony Martin (HTC) of Germany beat local ace Fabian Cancellara to take the stage. Armstrong, a former winner of the race, finished down in 11th spot on the stage, 2 places ahead of Frank Schleck - who thus took the overall title.
So, it's really up in the air for this years Tour de France. We'll stick our neck out now and predict a similar, err - same outcome as last year -
1 Alberto Contador
2 Andy Schleck
3 Lance Armstrong
4 Levi Leipheimer
5 Ivan Basso
6 Cadel Evans
Now not taking bets
** sorry, we first reported it as Frank Schleck, then because we figured that wasn't possible we amended - it was Frank - but we stand by the above prediction