Tag: Mark Cavendish

Tour Update on Rest Day 2

I was away for the weekend, camping in the middle of a field in Kent, so posts where not possible. Here is the update: Friday, Stage 13, 37.5 km Individual Time Trial. I was expecting Chris Froome (Sky) to do well, but there were quite a few TT specialists who could do better then him. Nelson…




Crosswinds, Echelons and Green & Yellow Jerseys Attack!

Stage 11 was supposed to be one for the sprinters. Strong winds in the morning dictated that there would be splits, echelons and panic. Well there was, loads of it. The stage started and there was a breakaway of 2 that was kept on a short leash. Before the intermediate sprint, at 113 km from…




Froome in Yellow

First things first. Yesterday, I missed the whole thing with Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExhcange) crashing on the collapsing 1 km inflatable arch. He was ahead of the peloton so the commissaires gave him a corrected time enough to put him 2nd in the GC and in the White Jersey. Now, today Team Sky did not allow…




Cav in Green… Again

Today’s Tour de France stage was another boring one. The breakaway of Jan Barta (Bora-Argon 18) and Yukiya Arashiro (Lampre-Merida) was established on km 3. The exciting bits were the intermediate sprints for minor placings. The stage was so uneventful that apart from the castles and stately homes we were even shown contrails of airplanes. And…




Cavendish matches Hinault’s Tour stage wins

Today’s Tour de France stage 3 started quite leisurely. Armindo Fonseca (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) was on a lone breakaway and the peloton was on a slow speed of around 35 km/h. Then the French housewives’ favourite rider, Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) decided to have a go and join his compatriot up ahead. When the two of…




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