Monday, July 03, 2006

Risky Business

Stage 1 of the Tour de France turned out to be more exciting than predicted. Tom Boonen got left alone by his teammates and wore himself out far from the finish line, Robbie McEwen couldn't get around Jimmy Casper of all people, and Thor Hushovd took a fan's sign to the arm---and managed to spray blood everywhere.

Even more noteworthy than all of that, George Hincapie became only the fourth American ever to wear the maillot jaune. He joins the illustrious club of Lemond, Armstrong and Zabriskie. Now let's see if he can keep it.