Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

Day of Highs

The highest point of elevation in this year’s Tour happens to be followed by the highest-ever location for a stage finish.  So distinguishes today’s memorable Stage 18, aptly described as the “Battle of the Alps” and a day in the Tour history books.

From the Col Agnel to the Col du Galibier, 168 truly battle-tested riders hammered up mile after mile of steep climbs, then of course flew down some equally lengthy descents, carrying the pack ever closer to Paris!  It will be here before you know it, unless you already know Paris comes this Sunday.

The question remains:  Who will take yellow to the big finish?  Today’s stage winner proved yet again that anything could happen.  Go Andy!

Andy Schleck wins Stage 18


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