Text by Christian Camerota
A spectator's death, a leaderboard shuffle, and dimming hopes for Lance Armstrong's run at an eighth title marked what was an eventful weekend on the the Tour.
Jeanette Stoeffel, 61, was killed Saturday crossing the road when she was struck by a police motorcycle that then careened into the crowd and seriously injured two other spectators. Stoeffel's death was the Tour's first since a seven-year-old boy died after being hit by a publicity vehicle in 2002.
Team Astana also suffered a serious loss as teammate Levi Leipheimer pulled out of the race with a broken wrist he sustained in a crash two miles from Thursday's finish line. His absence is expected to seriously impede Armstrong's chances at victory, as the two were close friends and allies among a team rumored to be rife with tension because of the rivalry between Armstrong and team captain Alberto Contador.