I don't need to have children. I married one.
This morning as we watched Lance pull away from his biggest rivals in the Tour, Chris bounced up and down on the bed yelling, "Look at that! Omigod!" Nevermind that he'd been awake since 5:30am. Yeah, sure, it's that child-like (childish?) glee that I find amusing much of the time...
Vinokourov dropped off the back of Lance's group on the last climb. Ullrich went soon after. Only Basso could stay with Lance's group until the gradient kicked up even further - and then even he was shelled off the back. Lance finished in a group of four riders, none of whom are threats at the moment for the overall race lead. Today's winner, Spain's Alejandro Valverde, is certainly a talent to watch for the future (he's only 25), but Lance continues to stamp his dominance over this race very early on.
Discovery was at the front for ages today, sqashing any remaining doubts from Saturday's performance. It's truly amazing to see all nine team members at the front of the lead group so far into a mountain stage. And when Vino popped, Discovery turned up the gas and pulled away like they'd attached outboard motors to their bikes.
So Lance is back in yellow today, and tomorrow goes higher still into the Alps.