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Old 02-04-09, 07:55 AM   #1
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Tour Of Qatar (Spoiler-sort of)

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I'm looking forward to this season between these two. I guess Cavendish could have won stage two also if he didn't get a flat with 1200 meters to go.
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that's a pretty heft assumption there about Stage 2
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Sorry, I meant stage 3. That wasn't my opinion really. I'm going by what Cyclingnews wrote:

"Briton Mark Cavendish made the winning move, but a flat tyre with 1200 metres to go spoilt his chance for victory."
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I think CN is saying the flat ruined his opportunity - i.e. chance - for victory, not that it robbed him of an assured victory.
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I've been following Qatar more than I ever have, but it's mainly to check in on Mike Friedman.
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It was a close call today -
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Lost 2.11 on stage 2.
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Three British winners out of four stages

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Cavendish certainly got cheeky today:

"Apart from being a victory over Tom Boonen, it was certainly a victory over myself," said the Isle of Man cyclist, winner of four stages in last year's Tour de France (VeloNews)
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Did anyone see him straight after the finish?!?

He was almost crying, repeating "Where's my helper? I need my helper!"

I thought "Oooh, Wiggins is on another team now Mark," then I realised he meant his soigneur...
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