The players show their stuff - finally
The murk that hovered over the 2006 Tour de France dissipated today. We now know who the players are.
than ordinary, if that.
Gilberto Simoni showed some flashes of his old self today, and looked as if he might be in the mix at the top of Pla-de-Beret but he, too, faded when the pace quickened in the last few kilometers.
And Iban Mayo (Euskatel-Euskadi), the superlative climber who ironically started to experience distress once this Tour hit the mountains, was swept up today by the sag wagon.
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