Stage 15 of the Tour de France of Ski, Verbier
Stage 14 of the Tour de France finally brought a minor shake-up to the Rinaldo Nocentini-Alberto Contador-Lance Armstrong trifecta that has been frozen in the top three positions for nearly a week now. Enter American George Hincapie. Hincapie, a former teammeate of Armstrong, was part of a small breakway group that finished just beind stage 14 winner Serguei Ivanov of Russia. Five seconds faster and Hincapie would have wrestled the yellow jersey away from Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy. For the time being, Hincapie will have to settle for second place, five seconds off the lead. Alberto Contador remains six seconds back, and Lance Amstrong, now in fourth place, is still just eight seconds off the lead.
It’s all about to get very interesting as the tour enters the Alps, stage 15 winding from Pontarlier to Verbier.
Tour de France of Ski: Stage 15, Verbier
Discussion and debate over the world’s greatest ski resort will always involve Verbier. On piste, off piste, day life, night life, Verbier has no weakness. And we haven’t begun to talk about the blueberry pancakes at the Offshore coffee bar.