Crowds were enormous. An estimated 500,000 lined today's route.
Ventoux done. What a day!! I have never (ever) seen crowds like that @ the TdF. Unreal!! I felt great too and kept my "podium" spot. Happy.
Things shouldn't change much tomorrow, as it is in Paris and the last day which is very predictable. Start in a neighboring town, then 10 laps aux Champs Élysées. This has been the norm since 1975. Usually the stage ends in a bunch sprint. Cavendish and his team will try for stage #6 for this year.
General classification after stage 20
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 81:46:17
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:11
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:05:24
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:01
5 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:04
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:06:42
That makes Astana teammates 1st, 3rd, and 6th. Also notice that 4th and 5th places are separated by only 3 seconds, after 80 hours of racing.