Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Race of attrition in Austria

That other Tour - the Austrian one that gives the ProTour riders who didn't make the main game in France something challenging to do is still proving to be worth a look. For the Aussies it's a race of attrition, and a tough ask indeed in this wild, cold weather and mountainous terrain. It's meant to be summer, isn't it?

Drapac Porsche are doing well but clearly using up their resources to keep in the game. But everyone is suffering. Phil Thuaux continues to bring up the rear on GC but he's obviously playing the team game here, as is Robert McLachlan, just 10mins ahead of him overall. Matt Lloyd is best Aussie for Predictor-Lotto, 5 minutes off the lead. Frankly I'd rather be at home watching Le Tour on TV, and I bet a few of these guys are thinking the same...