One flat stage done, one more to go. I have yet to watch much of this as work took priority today but I will probably watch a little of it later tonight. I did listen to it and caught a few secs here and there. The Tinkoff rider that was in the break has a very odd descending style and I have to say, with that, I would fear for the family jewels. Jens! went for a break at the very end but that was brought back pretty quickly. Since work was front and center, I think I had about 4-5 cups of coffee, in honor of the game and all. :-) Still have to love him for just attacking and not sitting in the group till the end. Slipstream was pretty quiet today but Team High Road had a great day. I'm not sure Cav wouldn't have won if he really wanted it but it certainly looked like he held back seeing that Greipel would win and Bennati was on his wheel so why risk the stage for the team. Good stuff. My day would've been a bit better if Cav had won for my VDS team sake but what ya gonna do. Heck my eyes wouldn't have minded Bennati up there either. Tee hee hee! Enjoy your night!
GeorgeHincapie: Updated iphone pics of him and Michael Barry
Meaball: So much to do, such little time
VN: Inside Cycling: Andy Hampsten and the 1988 pink jersey, part 3
CW: Cavendish goes for the record third Giro stage win
CycleTo: Voigt on the final week
Live chatter: CN - VN - DP - PC
Stage 17 - Wednesday 5/28: Sondrio - Locarno, 146km
1 André Greipel (Ger) Team High Road 3.27.05 (42.301 km/h)
17 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0.04
35 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30
48 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC
59 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
68 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30
99 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30
128 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC
130 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30
134 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30 0.51
General classification after stage 17
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 72.14.40
20 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 16.41
40 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30 39.54
49 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 50.09
68 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30 1.20.12
92 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC 1.47.31
93 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30 1.49.22
136 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30 2.41.36
144 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle p/b H30 2.56.29
Slipstream: Short and sweet
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Graham Watson Photos: Stage 17
TeamCSC Photos: Through Stage 17
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