I have to be honest - this has not been one of my best weeks. On the plus side, I am feeling a little better, and have been back at work. The down side of that is trying to fit 5 day's work into 2 days! No problem, we've all been there, haven't we? I'm really looking forward to a relaxing weekend to try and complete the recovery process.
And to all the fathers out there: Happy Father's Day!
Spaniard Alejandro Valverde showed what he's made of to win the Stage 3 Time Trial on Wednesday, beating my man Levi into 2nd. It was a stunning performance in difficult and wet conditions. The win was enough to put Valverde into yellow, ahead of the first mountain stages.
AG2R's Cyril Dessel took Stage 4 in spectacular fashion. He attacked the survivors of the day's breakaway and then soloed the final 20km to victory. All the main contenders finished together, so there was very little change to the overall, with Valverde holding on to the yellow jersey for another day.
Today's Stage 5 could be a key stage, with the massive HC Côte de Joux-Plane at 113.5km the decisive point. From the top of the climb it's all downhill, so there might be enough time for the bunch to pull anyone back. Should be interesting!
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