Not exactly the manner in which Alberto Contador would have hoped to ride into the yellow jersey, what with the bootings and ignominious departures and all, but still. As they said in VeloNews, Someone's gotta win this thing.
Casar won today's stage, narrowly beating out Axel Merckx, and Contador retains yellow.
The times are tight going into tomorrow's time trial--tight enough for Discovery to worry about a stellar performance by Cadel Evans derailing their trip to the top step in Paris. But Contador's been strong. We'll see.