Gerolsteiner's Robert Förster learned the hard way that you'd better watch closely before you throw an elbow into a Discovery rider. In his Tour diary on radsportnews.de, he wrote about yesterday's stage to Tours, "There was a lot of shoving going on in the field. At one point, someone from Discovery (Beltran) came from behind, cut me off and forced himself by me. Oh well, it happens. Five kilometres further, another one from Discovery who also kind of pushed me aside. When shortly afterwards another Discovery rider appeared from behind, I thought, okay buddy, that's enough. I threw my elbow out to make space. Oops, of course it was Armstrong himself! He gave me a dirty look and went directly to Levi Leipheimer, to ask what his teammate's problem was..."
Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer