Key moment from today’s Tour de France stage, as described by Versus announcer Phil Liggett, MBE:
“A bit of a runny nose for the yellow jersey.
Or was it sweat?
But he hasn’t put a wheel wrong yet today.
And I’m sure that he’s going to try to hurt these boys on the climb.”
The yellow jersey, Michael “Cow’s Blood” Rasmussen, did hurt all but one of the boys on the climb. Discovery Channel’s Alberto Contador easily won a short sprint-ette to cross the line ahead of the Dane. But Rasmussen and Contador had long before left the rest of the contenders struggling up the mountain behind them, so Rasmussen’s second-place finish was a huge victory.