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How quickly things change

I’m sure Lance understood, as did the rest of us, that his dream of winning another Tour ended today on Stage 3, when he found himself 2.30 behind the leader in the overall classification. As a credit to him, he offered no excuses. If it were a younger Armstrong, I would not be so quick to write him off, but Contador and Evans are no longer within reach. Armstrong is not the climber he once was.

Perhaps this will finally be Cadel Evans’ year. I would very much like to see him win, and put the weepy, cranky, helmet-butting image of two years ago behind him. He certainly deserves it. No one has worked harder than Cadel Evans.