Cadel EvansI don’t know what it is, but part of me really wants to see just about anyone besides Cadel Evans take the yellow jersey in Paris this year.

I’ve never been able to figure out what it is, but something about Evans rubs me the wrong way; and I just don’t want him to win.

Looking at the other riders currently in the top-10, however, I’m not sure who quite has the legs to take it away from him. Frank Schleck (currently just 1 second behind Evans) would be a great candidate, as would Christian Vandevelde.

Alejandro Valverde, who was my pre-race favourite, lost a good junk of time yesterday, but with more mountain stages, he might be able to pull back some time, especially if Evans has a bad day somewhere along the line.

Today is the rest day … time to get caught up on all the articles being written on all the various websites covering the Tour; and then the transitional stages (including a couple of pancake flat stages) until the Tour is back in the mountains in full force next Sunday.

I hope Jens Voigt can get into one of his patented long breaks.