Dave's Dogmatic Dribbles
2008 Tour de France - Stage 10
I still believe there will be a new GC leader today. But then again, I was wrong about that yesterday. Hopefully, Evans will not be affected by yesterday’s crash and have a better finish today. More than likely, a variety of teams will be attacking for both GC and stage win hopes. Kirchen will do his best to hang on but I don’t think he’ll have neither the strength nor the team to keep him in yellow. I hope I get something right today. Hmm, is there anybody around whose last name starts with a “C”?
Talk about an attack, two dozen racers has made the break! Sure enough, there’s Chavanel. Look, there’s another C man, Cancellara. Where’s Voeckler? Doesn’t he know its Bastille Day? The peloton changed pace and reeled in about 2/3 of the break. Seven racers are left in the escape as they begin to climb the Tourmalet. The suspense is about to start. This is gonna hurt!
Di Gregorio is making France proud. He is grinding his way to the top of the Tourmalet. Congrats to the French native on Bastille Day! CSC is organized and now comes the final climb. Attacks are coming from everywhere. Kirchen can’t respond. Evans is holding steady but Schleck is ahead of Cadel and going for yellow. On the last climb, Saunier Duval – Scott teammates Cobo and Piepoli pace each other to the finish. Piepoli wins in tribute to countryman Marco Pantani.
There is a change in GC. One second splits Evans and Schleck! USA holds third place.
Congratulations to all finishers today. They can enjoy the fireworks and sleep in tomorrow.
Super Dave (Enjoy my dribbles, hate them? Suggestions? Feedback is welcomed!)