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A speedy, harrowing descent this late in the Tour? It shouldn't have happened

Updated: July 22, 2008, 6:01 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

While watching the harrowing descent of Tuesday's Stage 16, I couldn't breathe. Rider after rider went down the mountain at speeds of about 55 mph. I would have been less stressed if I had been riding in the darn race instead of watching it on television.

My wife, Angela, turned to me and said, "Now you know how I felt watching you race in all those Tours."

And I can honestly say it's not a great feeling. My Team CSC-Saxo Bank teammate Jens Voigt and I have talked ...

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