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Tuesday, July 05, 2005
The Tour Day Four
As predicted, it was an incredible day for the team time trial. Very sadly, Zabriskie crashed with 1500 meters to go. That was an ugly way for him to lose the yellow jersey. Discovery won the team trial by a mere 2 seconds putting Lance in yellow with George and Chechu in second and fifth overall. Popovych is in sixth and has captured the white jersey. They set a speed record for the TTT. And of course they have won the TTT for an unprecedented three times in row. CSC came in second and they still look like a very tough team for Discovery.

It appears that there is a kink the armor of Team Discovery, with Lance determined to hold the yellow all the way to Paris. However from post race interviews it seems that Johan Bruyneel seems not inclined to defend the yellow. As I recall last year Lance won the yellow at the TTT and it was in the next stage that they gave The Yellow to Voeckler.

I think it is smarter to let another team defend the yellow until they get to the alps.

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