Lance turns the pedals over in anger for the last time. These images convey the loneliness of an individual time trial and a sense of sadness at the closing of an extraordinary professional career. Tomorrow’s stage is more pageantry than anything else. Remember this moment, won’t be another like it in our lifetimes–in the cycling world, that is 😉

Lance won today, his 22nd Tour stage victory and a fitting tribute to the yellow jersey. Tomorrow, Lance retires from professional racing and the history books close on the only 7 time winner of the Tour (barring some crazy act of fate or fan)–no one else as ever won more than 5.