Floyd Landis (Team Phonak) put a serious feather in his bike helmet today, becoming the second American (as well as the second in a row!) to win Paris-Nice. Despite a few category-one climbs in the final stage, there were no real challenges to Landis ascending the top podium spot in Nice this afternoon. Swiss rider Marcus Zberg (Team Gerolsteiner) took the stage win, on a day when I'm sure the peloton was glad to leave the cold behind and arrive in sunny Nice.
While the riders in Paris-Nice were enjoying the sun, the guys racing in Tirreno-Adriatico not only rode today's individual time trial in awful conditions - tomorrow's mountain stage was cancelled (they replaced it with a flat stage) due to inclement weather. I wonder how many of them wished they were in Nice today?
Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara (Team CSC - same team as Ivan) took the top spot on the stage today, and the leader's jersey transferred to the shoulders of Dutch rider Thomas Dekker (Team Rabobank).