Was the fourth HTC rider in - behind Velits, Martin and VanGarderen.
Finished 10 minutes ahead of Goss, 20 minutes in front of Eisel and 30 plus in front of Renshaw.
Wow. I'd have thought Cav would be a Lantern Rouge d'jour or close to it. Rode ALONE into 125 spot?
Still missed cut - valuable 20 points to lose ... makes tomorrow a big day. Maybe that's why some of the HTC guys phoned it in on a day where they probably knew the RD wouldn't chuck 80 guys out of the modern Tour?