Good morning. It's the morning of the final stage of Austria. It's been a nice week of racing here in Austria. The team has been great, and the race was again well organized. Stage 6 was a sprint as expected, and I did everything I could to stay out of trouble, narrowly avoiding the crash in the closing kilometers of the wet finale. That meant it was up to the individual test against the clock on stage 7 to determine my fate. The course was the same as usual, a pancake flat 24km with only 3 or 4 corners. It's been the same course all the years I've done the race, and I've never been particularly fond of it because of how flat it is. It definitely suits the specialists, such as our very own Fabian Cancellara. He delivered the stage win for us yesterday, while I gave it what I had to finish 32nd, slipping to 7th overall. It is certainly disappointing for me because I really hoped I could snag a top 5 or maybe even podium; nonetheless, it was a great week in Austria as far as racing goes and for team spirit. Today's stage should simply be ceremonial, but anything is possible I suppose. I'm back to Girona this evening, then back to the USA on Wednesday to begin preparations for Utah and Colorado. Thanks for checking in!