He certainly went out today and proved that he deserved to win. I didn't think he was going to make it through the Alps with the Schleck brothers going at him constantly. I couldn't believe the amount of solo work Evans had to do in the last few days. He showed the poise and determination of a true champion. This year was a great tour with a lot of drama. Voekler added quite a bit to the mix too as an underdog. I was rooting for him to at least make it onto the podium after gutting it out for over a week. Too bad. Then there was Tor Hushov winning two mountain stages? What?

Hats off to the Garmin-Cervelo team too. Yellow for over a week, four stage wins, and a top ten finisher overall. If you would have told me when I started riding twenty years ago that one US team would win the team competition and a different US team (led by an Australian) would garner the Yellow Jersey I would have said you were crazy....