Skip to comments.Ale-Jet takes flight in Brussels, Armstrong avoids trouble in a crash filled stage
Posted on 07/04/2010 1:16:43 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey
George Hincapie prior to a crash filled Stage 1 Crashes were the order of the day in Sundays first stage, Rotterdam to Brussels. Lampres Allesandro Petacchi (Ale-Jet) was able to elude the crashes and take the first green jersey. The win was very similar to his win in Junes Tour de Suisse when Mark Cavendish and others crashed causing a pile up that essentially stopped the charging peloton.
Thor Hushovd was able to escape the crash as well taking 3rd on the day and positioning him well in the points competition, taking 26 points on the day. Tony Martin continues to lead the best young rider competition and Radio Shack leads the team competition. No king of the mountains jersey has been awarded yet but the first one will be awarded tomorrow with the Tours first climbs coming late in the stage.
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If he stays within a minute or two of the lead, until then.....
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