Trautwig is a bit of a goofball, but he did make one of the most astoundingly astute (or probably lucky) predictions last year. He picked Hushovd (naturally) to win the prologue TT much to the derision of his colleagues. It was hysterical when Hushovd actually won. He's a decent time triallist, but never considered any sort of favorite to win the prologue. Atta boy, Al!
Paul Sherwin's the best commentator especially since he's seemed to cut back on his 'suitcase of courage' routine, although he did slip one in today. I hope he's not just warming up for the mtns. Liggett is a disaster though. He's batting about .500 for identifying riders in the race and he frequently goes into raptures about so-and-so's terrific stage win, when they're still 200 meters from the finish and someone else ends up winning.
It's sad to see Vino and Kloeden so damaged. I find it hard to believe they can be competitive in the mtns. with their injuries.
Alberto Contador will win tomorrow's stage into Le-Grand-Bornand. Karpets will win the Tour de France.