The search for inner peace continues...
I'd love to see Tyler Farrar win this stage, on the 4th of July no less!
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.
I can't think of a good Independence Day-related finish line salute... Maybe light Wiggins' British national champ jersey on fire as the Garmin train pulls past them?
Hard to bet against Cav on this one.
Hushovd was asked by a Norwegian reporter if he found it weird to ask a yellow and rainbow jersey wearer to do a leadout for Farrar.He answered as he had to that he did not mind doing his part for the team, that's how cycling is. It could be fun tomorrow if Garmin get's a good leadout train for Farrar ending with Hushovd in Yellow pulling the last leg.
The Cat 4 climb (not a joke):
Personally, I'll be rooting for Tyler to get his first TDF sprint victory. I don't think it's going to be a very exciting stage to watch until the very end, however I do think it could be a dangerous stage because of crashes. I would not be surprised if a few people were to lose time, or even if someone had to retire from the race because of injuries associated with a crash.
They've since moved the Ironman 70.3 World Championship to Colorado. I wonder why?
I wonder if anyone can tell if stress is showing up in the Saxo ranks. Anyone know anything about any finger pointing because of Contador's position in the peloton as the crash happened in stage one?
The GC effort has become such a team thing "ala lance" - that i wonder if it is as strong at Saxo as it was with the "L" teams......
I hope Thor/Farrar duo can pull off the win tomorrow over Cav. There are a LOT of other sprinters that want that win though, especially since there aren't too many super flat stages this year in the tour. Expect to see a horrifying last 5km with the big boys all fighting their way to the front and causing a handful of crashes. Whoever is in the right place at the right time will get the win.
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i like cavendish, hope he wins....
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looking at the stage, there could be some crosswinds in the middle and end of the stage that dictate the day's results.
personally hoping for vicious crosswinds to further muddle and obfuscate the first weeks gc...
I believe most of the Saxo squad was put together for assisting in the mountain stages. Now if Cancellara had honored his contract (till the end of 2011) that might have been a different story.
kinda feel for Thor...
sure he would have had a good chance
at winning, were he not ridding for Farrar.