With the passing of the rest day, I learned that it was Geraint Thomas (Sky) who had dislocated his shoulder in the motorcycle incident on the Blockhaus climb. Thomas lost time due to time spent on the ground after the wreck and then more time trying to finish the climb to the summit. Apparently, he recovers quite well, he was not only racing today, but setting best times along the course. He took over the hot seat of first place when he crossed the line, beating his teammate Vasil Kiryenika, who had crashed out on course, and Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana). These men in funny skin tight outfits are truly tough, tough characters.