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Tuesday, July 19, 2005
The Tour Day Eighteen
I predicted that Discovery would cover any move by a top ten rider. Today they allowed number 11, Cadel Evans, to escape early. As a result Discovery forced Rabobank, Phonak and Gerosteiner to do the work in hunting down the escapees. However, the damage was done and Evans raced a spectacular race which allowed him to move into seventh place in the GC! In a spectacular finish Pereiro who was beat by George in Stage 15, used the same tactic on Evans today to get the stage win. In a sad note, Evans was riding for the memory of Amy Gillet who was hit by a car and killed while training with the Australian National Team.

In spite of some aggressive tactics by T-Mobile on the big climb, the top contenders in the GC was unchanged. Lance won his 78th Yellow jersey tying Hinault for second all time in Yellow jerseys.

The tour lost two more riders today.

Five days to Paris!

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