After Stage 11 thing shifted around a bit - but the contenders are all still there - including American Tyler Farrar, although Mark Renshaw nearly sealed Tyler's fate by taking him into the barriers in the final meters of today's sprint - instead the officials sealed Renshaw's.
|168||Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions||1:50:18|| |
|169||Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team||1:50:56|| |
|170||Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia||1:52:23|| |
|171||Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team||1:56:25|| |
|172||Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale||1:56:28|| |
|173||Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana||1:56:48|| |
|174||Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack||1:57:10|| |
|175||Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step||1:57:58|| |
|176||Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini||2:04:09|| |
|177||Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne||2:05:18|| |
|178||Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux||2:05:51|| |
A footnote: Bill Strickland's piece on Bicycling.com suggesting Lance pull a Lanterne - while it would be a first in many categories, and definitely turn up the international on light in the lantern - if we are going to have an American he should earn it in the grand tradition of rouge - go Tyler Farrar!
PS - all my Rouge Reports will be tag as such in the Labels if you want to compare riders/postings as a group