23 July: stage 17 – Embrun – L’Alpe-d’Huez, 210 km
Uh, boss. I need Wednesday July 23, 2008 off.
They also did away with time bonuses and scrapped the opening prologue. Which makes the race for the first yellow jersey all the more interesting…. In some ways it’s a bummer since George Hincapie is the kind of guy who can win one of those prologues and I’d love to see him get another maillot jaune before he hangs it up, but it will make for an exciting day of racing, so I’ll take it.