Well, it appears that the German's legendary lack of discipline has finally caught up with him big time. If he's ever had the motivation to lay off the strudel und bier, this was the year, and yet he appears to be 5 - 10 kilos heavier than he should be for an event like the TdF. The difference between the bloated Ulrich and the fit Armstrong yesterday was stunning! He's gone from being the Kaiser to the Graf Zeppelin!
I was actually hoping for a competitive Tour this year, but unless Armstrong gets sick or crashes, I think we're in for #7. Yawn.