Hot off the wire!
Eurosport | Mon, Jul 16, 15:48
Astana manager Marc Biver insists team leader Alexandre Vinokourov will return to his best form after the first rest day of the Tour de France. "We have limited the damage. Tomorrow you will quickly understand that Vino has fully recovered," he said.
I'm sure there are those in the audience who add mental quotation marks around several terms in Biver's statement. But maybe, just maybe, the Khazakh children's choir sang to Vino over the phone, and his spirits are lifted. Or, repeated viewings of Borat have restored the plucky Khazakh's will to rage.
If others riders aren't similarly "recovered" they might need to lookout tomorrow.