Geart finish today to the 2009 Tour de France. This was the first time I was able to see the tour in its entirety and it was quite the thrill. I learned much about team strategies, racing etiquette and, over the course of three weeks, became familiar with the top names in the sport; Alberto Contador, Andy and John Shleck, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Thor Hushovd and, of course Lance Armstrong.
The tour this year finished as follows:
Yellow Jersey (best overall time) - Alberto Contador
Green Jersey (best overall points) - Thor Hushovd
Polka-dot Jersey (King of the Mountains) - Franco Pellizotti
White Jersey (Best young rider) - Andy Shleck
First place - Alberto Contador
Second place - Andy Schleck
Third place - Lance Armstrong
Best team - Team Astana (the team of Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador)
For the 2010 Tour, Lance will be joining Team Radio Shack.