Mark rode a steady ITT today in Grenoble to finish 156th (1:04:08), 8:35 down on stage winner, and HTC Highroad team mate, Tony Martin.
All eyes are on him tomorrow as he is positioned to be the first British rider since Robert Millar to win one of the classifications - Millar won King of the Mountains back in 1984. Mark is likely to attack the intermediate sprint and is looking to win on the Champs Elysees for the third year running - and an incredible 20th stage win in four TdFs... Watch this space!
Oh... and Cadel Evans has won the TdF following a "tour de force" around the 26 mile course today, turning a 57 second deficit on Andy Schelck to an unassailable 1:34 lead. Maybe at 34, this was his last big chance to win the event he has finished second twice in (2007 and 2008), and as it was, he has left Andy Schleck win a "hattrick" of second places (2009, 2010 and 2011), albeit Andy, at 26, has plenty more chances to come back and win. Velo News have a well written piece on Cadel Evans and the BMC Team's tactics at the Tour here.