Where's Jan Ullrich when we need him?
Stage 7 is in the books. The 2006 edition of the Tour de France is coming into focus.
13th in the GC at 2.10, Carlos Sastre, 16th at 2.27, and Hincapie, 17th at 2.30, can?t be discounted, at least not yet. All could shine in the mountains. Hincapie could redeem himself in the second ITT.
Otherwise, Iban Mayo (Euskatel ? Euskadi), 58th at 6.11, and Damiano Cunego (Lampre ? Fondital), 75th at 7.06, demonstrated that they can?t be seriously considered for the podium due to weak time trialling abilities, whatever possible miracles they are able to pull off in the mountains.
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