Full marks to Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky. When he took control of the yellow jersey so early, I thought that they would be absolutely hammered in the remaining days. To their credit, what little work they had to do, they did admirably and proved me wrong; everything seemed to fall in place for them this year and they deserve credit. And we can all say the route was lame, his competitors were weak and/or Froome was held back, but the fact of business is, he's won one of the world's most difficult cycling races and for that alone he has earned some respect. One final thought, I'd say that on the 45th anniversary of his death, Tom Simpson must be smiling down on Wiggins and (knowing Simpson's off-the-chart competitiveness) wishing that he could have taken a shot at hammering the snot out of him! I really do hope that after it's all over in Paris, Wiggins will acknowledge Brian Robinson, Tom Simpson, etc. for their pioneering efforts paved the way for him to take the yellow jersey home.