With no spoiler thread today, and a very quiet day here at work, I'd thought I'd start this off.
Yesterday I posted a comment early on in the race before it all kicked off that the peleton needs a new 'patron'. I'm even more convinced now after yesterday's madness. Obviously this wouldn't stop cars driving into riders, but it would help to steady things down in dicey situations. Just watched an interview with Cadel, he said that the main group slowed down after the Vino crash, but not everyone. Some tweeters, particularly festinagirl, have spotted a trend of Leopard going to the front and pushing on when a GC guy is stopped or chatting to the team car. We need someone to sort this out.
Now I know I'm gonna get people saying 'it's a race, it's every man for himself' but that just shows a lack of understanding of professional bike racing.
So, I'm after your opinions and, if you agree with me, your nominations for patron.
I'm leaning towards Cadel Evans, I think he's really turned himself around in terms of his public image - no longer psycho spoilt brat - and he earnt my respect in last year's Giro when he turned himself inside out on the Zoncalan.
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR THE INFERNAL DOPING ARGUMENTS****