I, of course, am still as sick as a dog; my throat is on fire, my head is being slowly crushed in a vice, and my sinuses are completely stuffed. And the doctor said it would be a couple of days before I come right - I'm not sure I'll survive that long!
My prediction was 100% on the money - Levi Leipheimer won the prologue by a mere second from Crédit Agricole's big Norwegian paceman, Thor Hushovd. Spain's Alejandro Valverde of the Caisse d'Epargne team showed his form with a third, 6 seconds off the pace. Cadel Evans should also be pleased with his 6th place in his first competitive ride since a bout of tendinitis. Today's Stage 1 features an uphill finish, and I think Thor would fancy his chances of grabbing the yellow jersey. But, overall, my money is still on Levi.
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