okay, maybe not genius, but i thought this desrved a mention. today's stage was a time trial with mountain points awarded based on time up the last section of the tt. jeff louder, although losing 6 minutes to levi on the stage rocketed up the climb faster than almost everyone in the field netting 4th place on the stage and increasing his lead in the mountains classification. my guess is that he took the beginning of the course slow in order to conserve for the last burst up the climb. i guess this would be an obvious move to everyone, but i still think that it was a sweet call.