Dave's Dogmatic Tour de France Dribbles
2009 Tour de France - Stage 19.
News flash, Evans is racing in the Tour! He is surrounded by ten “teammates”. They are countered and the escape group grows to twenty. It goes to show you can never count Cadel out. After the attackers establish a group of twenty racers, Rabobank realizes they fell asleep at the wheel and up the pace of the peloton. Cadel’s team is eventually dissolved and he once again becomes a loner.
Ballan and Lefevre have been out front with 24km to go. They are in agony because of their effort and knowing the peloton is breathing down their necks. They politely move out of the way when Big George from Columbia-HTC catches their wheel.
MC is back! Thor was second and he still can’t beat Mark. Cavendish is a bad dream for Hushovd and the nightmare will be there on Sunday. Yes, Thor will probably win the green jersey championship but not a stage victory against “can’t touch this Cavendish”.
The times are in for the peloton. It can’t be! Lance rips four seconds away from Kloden and Contador. What kind of teammate would leave someone out in the cold like that? Doesn’t Lance know Kloden could have had a chance for a podium spot? Contador must be devastated also. The Tour is all but over for him. I guess Johan has been right all along when he has been complaining of egotistical, self centered members on the Astana team.
You can bet the American press will be ripping Lance for such a selfish attack. That guy has a lot to learn about helping teammates.
Let’s hope Kloden and Contador are able to recover. Tomorrow there will be hell to pay.
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