Tour de France – Stage 13 – Mini-Preview

As for tomorrow’s Stage 13, things should heat-up again with a tough stage from Vittel to Colmar. It was to be run without radios, but I guess Monday’s protest won-out. Look for an attack from teammates of favorites hoping to shake-up the GC. Prime candidates? Roman Kreuziger, Frank Schleck, and yes, Lance Armstrong.

All three have a higher-placed teammate they can say they’re riding for, but all have aspirations of their own in the event things don’t go as “planned”.

Will 13 be the lucky lumber for one of these men or will their teammates continue to emerge triumphant?

Or will it be someone like Pozatto, Haussler, or Voigt taking the win?

And what about Nocentini? He’s made a valiant defense of his yellow jersey, could he go on the offensive tomorrow hoping to wear it for one more day? Don’t be surprised if he does!

What are your thoughts? Share them below.

About Whit

My experiences might easily fit many cycling fans' definitions of “living the dream.” Since getting hooked on the sport watching Lance Armstrong win the 1993 U.S. Pro Championship, I've raced as an amateur on Belgian cobbles, traveled Europe to help build a European pro team, and piloted that team from Malaysia to Mont Ventoux. As a former assistant director sportif with Mercury-Viatel, I've also seen the less dreamy side of the sport – the side rife with broken contracts, infighting, and positive dope tests. These days, I live with my lovely wife in Pennsylvania and share my experiences and views on the sport at Bicycling Magazine, the Embrocation Cycling Journal, and at my own site, Pavé.
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