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Tour de France Stage 8: Post-Stage Thread

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Tour-post-stage-sm_mediumLovely scenery today, and some really cool moments (Casar bridging up to LuLu & co on a descent), but very little of importance. One wonders if the Tour people really believed that somehow a stage ending in a 30km descent would cause a result, but more likely everyone knew this would be a GC nothing-burger. Results:

  1. Luis Leon Sanchez, Caisse d'Epargne
  2. Sandy Casar, Francais de Jeux, st
  3. Mikel Astarloza, Eusketel-Euskadi, st
  4. Vladimir Efimkin, AG2R, +3"
  5. JJ Rojas, CdE (+1'54")

No change on GC, which Astana probably appreciates. Look for them to avoid yellow tomorrow too, since it's the last day before a thankless week of defending on flatter stages. In case you forgot:

  1. Rinaldo Nocentini, AG2R
  2. Alberto Contador, Astana, at 0.06
  3. Lance Armstrong, Astana, at 0.08

I won't be around much today, big family action here, but please do keep the chatter going. We will do additional post-race threads if it starts bulging like yesterday.