July 6: Stage 5 - Coming back after a TT

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The day after the team time trial there will be some sore legs in the peloton. Riders will have fallen into various categories depending on their team and ambitions during the race. The riders on a team with a true general classification leader such as Discovery, CSC, or T-Mobile will have worked hard for their leader. With efforts that exceed sustainable time trial power and which are moving towards efforts approaching VO2max, the domestiques could very likely have sore legs. The team leaders and specialist time triallers on the team will recover quickly from the effort yesterday, but could be a little fatigued today and will definitely want an easy day.

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