1 Chris Horner (USA) Predictor - Lotto
2 Igor Anton Hernandez, Euskaltel 0.07
3 Thomas Dekker, Rabobank 0.09
4 Paolo Savoldelli, Astana 0.15
5 John Gadret, AG2r Prévoyance 0.22
6 Joaquin Rodriguez, Caisse d'Epargne 0.28
7 Cadel Evans, Predictor - Lotto 0.29
8 Sylvester Szmyd, Lampre 0.31
9 Andrey Kashechkin, Astana s.t.
10 Andy Schleck, CSC 0.33
11 Roman Kreuziger, Liquigas 0.52
12 Angel Gomez, Saunier Duval 0.56
13 Janez Brajkovic, Discovery 1.04
According to CN, "Sunday's closing stage is a 20.4 km time trial over a demanding course through Lausanne. It features a climb of 252 meters over the last seven kilometers." In other words, it's short but tough enough to put some guys under pressure. Times should be in the 30-minute range of so, and maybe Brajkovic is out of contention at this point, but I'm not sure how many other guys I'd count out from this list. My fave? Savoldelli, then Evans. But Horner has to be the sentimental favorite, right? A hard-working, unsung Oregon boy gunning for the biggest win of his life? Sounds great to me.