Dissecting The Alpe d'Huez Time Trial
Chris Carmichael dissects the Alpe d'Huez time trial.
performances to salvage something positive out of this race.
Lance Armstrong stands a good chance of winning Stage 16 and taking at least a little more time out of Basso. For Jan Ullrich, this time trial might be his best chance to stay near Armstrong on Alpe d?Huez because he can ride his own pace and can?t fall victim to anyone?s sudden attack. Regardless of who wins the stage, I believe Lance Armstrong will be wearing the yellow jersey as the race leaves the summit of Alpe d?Huez, but with a very hard day on Stage 17 and a long time trial on Stage 19, the Tour de France will not be completely won on Wednesday.
Chris Carmichael is Lance Armstrong?s coach and author of ? Chris Carmichael?s Food For Fitness: Eat Right to Train Right ? (available July 2004).