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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