1. LAGGING LEGS: At cycling's greatest race, sometimes the mind desperately seeks victory, but the legs just don't cooperate. At 41,
2. DOPING GHOSTS: Cycling has some of the most rigorous anti-doping measures in sport. While no doping cases have been announced at this Tour, the ghosts of cycling's doping-marred past can be seen at nearly every turn. This is the first Tour after
3. AND THEN SOME: There's more. Some riders of yesteryear who were caught or admitted to doping still hover at the Tour. Bjarne Riis, who more than a decade after his 1996 victory admitted to using blood-booster
4. VAULTING VENTOUX: Southeast France's lonesome, bald-face mountain of white cretaceous rock — and a home to rare plants also found in tundra landscapes of Greenland or Norway — will host its ninth Tour stage finish. At 242.5 kilometers (151 miles), Sunday's route is the longest ride of the 100th Tour, and will challenge the pack to save up the juice over long flats before a 21-kilometer (13-mile) ascent that's one of cycling's hardest.
5. CONTADOR'S COMEBACK? After a dazzling show of race savvy Friday to erase more than a minute of his deficit to race leader
Stage 14 results
1. Matteo Trentin, Italy, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 4 hours, 15 minutes, 11 seconds.
2. Michael Albasini, Switzerland, Orice GreenEdge, same time.
5. Egoitz Garcia, Spain, Cofidis, same time.
1. Chris Froome, England, Sky Procycling, 55 hours, 22 minutes, 58 seconds.
3. Alberto Contador, Spain, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 2:45.