Most disastrous: Cadel Evans. A terrible TTT, abandoned by his team after his outburst, gave up on the mountains ... a disastrous TdF for the irascible Australian.
Luckiest winner (in 2008): Carlos Sastre. LA was right in a way, I guess - TdF 2008 was a fluke to some. Sastre was a one-note rider who got lucky in a break. But with the full Astana in force, and the Schlecks no longer supporting him, Sastre reveals his true level.
Most improved: Bradley Wiggins no doubt. Amazing improvement climbing.
Most inspiring: Beppu & Arashiro. The first Asians to complete the TdF I believe.