TourLeTour said:I thought it was great. I thought there were plenty of tough climbs, and I should know, I rode them. I have to say I would have liked to see more of them being finishes rather than having big long descents, but you get that. TTT was a part of the race. Everyone knew about it before they picked their teams. It is a team race. Getting the right guys for the TTT is a part of winning the race. Astana did this better than everyone else, so they won the stage. I have to say though, I rode it the morning before they raced it, and could see then that there would be a LOT of whinging about it (as proven in my blog, with time stamp), it was a bl00dy awful road.
I wanted to Andy Schleck win it. That was what I predicted half way through last years race. But I was happy with AC as well, it was a superb performance. Also, I was generally riding my bike (it weighs 45kg OK, it took me a while to finish some of these stages) so I didn't really watch that much of it. Still, I give it a 7.