A day of mixed emotions. Joy for the always entertaining Tommy Voeckler solo-ing to a superb victory in the French champion’s jersey and despair mixed with anger for Andy Schleck losing his yellow jersey along with his chain on the Port de Bales. As for Contador, well, my respect for the man went down a notch when he clearly made no acknowledgement of Schleck’s mechanical problem and pressed home a lucky advantage. In these days of earpiece radios and instant feedback from team director’s, the whole “I didn’t know Schleck had a mechanical” line must surely be greeted with a raised eyebrow and a “yeah, right, sure, Bert...”. Mind you, the way Schleck distanced everyone with his attack, we can surely look forward to some fireworks on the final two stages in the Pyrenees. As Andy said after the finish: "My stomach is full of anger. I want to take my revenge." Bring it on!
‘Sure, Bert’ - The Mystic Chords of Memory