Truth be told, this is what I will be missing:
Good bye lean muscles, aching bodies, and endearing smiles.
And a final congratulations to 33 year old Spanish rider, Carlos Sastre, for winning the Yellow Jersey and the title, with a mere 58 second lead. What a wonderful race. Your win at L'Alpe-D'Huez was by far my favorite stage.
I may have even come out of this year's race with a new favorite, an up and comer, ready to watch move into the yellow jersey within a few years, Luxembourg's Andy Schleck. Winner of the white jersey, for best youngest rider.
Au Revoir Le Tour. Au Revoir. Until next year...
photo credits here and here.