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Old 08-19-19, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
Thank you so much! I was trying to remember his name. At one point he had nearly a 20 min. lead in that stage. Much of it had disappeared by the time to reached the summit. I remember him struggling trying to get to the top. I didn't think he was going to make it. (At 6' 4", he was not the best climber.) But he still had enough of a margin that no one could catch him on the descent. I can still see him near the finish looking back and then tearing up when it was clear he was going to win. Prior to the stage he told a reporter that he was going to have such a big lead that he would have enough time to find a pretty girl, stop for lunch and still win.
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