With only 2 stages to go Floyd Landis is favourite to finish up in the yellow jersey after one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the events history. Leading the race on Wednesdays mountain stage the American's chance looked to be over when he cracked on the final climb losing 10 minutes to his rivals and dropping down the standings to eleventh.
Stage 16 Landis "tour is over for me"
However on a momentous stage 17 Landis attacked on the first climb and continued powering his way to the finish in an incredible one man attack. By the line he had clawed back almost all the time he had lost on his rivals to finish third in the general classification 30 seconds behind the leader.
Fridays stage had no effect on the standings which means Saturdays penultimate stage time trial will almost certainly decide this years winner, as the final stage on the Champs Elysee does not usually alter the overall picture. Landis looks to go to Paris in yellow as he is a better time trialer than Spaniards Pereiro and Sastre who are ahead of him at the moment.
General Classification going into Saturdays stage
However after the last couple of days events nothing is for certain and this years tour (IMO the best in years) could yet go down to the wire.