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Sylvain Chavanel solos to victory Armstrong finishes safely in the pack
Word Press ^ | July 5, 2010 | Todd Kinsey

Posted on 07/05/2010 8:56:11 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey

Sylvain Chavanel solos to victory after a major crash on the decent of the Aissomont slowed the charging peloton. Chavanel claimed the coveted yellow jersey from Fabian Cancellara and is likely to wear it until the riders hit the Alps this weekend.

Heavy rains pelted the riders as they hit the final three climbs of the day. The slick roads were the cause of the crash on the decent of the Aissomont which claimed several general classification contenders including: Christian Vande Velde, Frank Schleck, Andy Schleck, George Hincapie and several others.

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KEYWORDS: 2juiced; juicestrong; lancearmstrong; stage2; tourdefrance
Upon finishing, American Levi Leipheimer was interviewed by Versus and commented ”that we were racing on goat paths – apparently the race organizers like to see us bleed.”
1 posted on 07/05/2010 8:56:20 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
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To: Todd Kinsey

Thanks for posting. That was a wild ride!

Tomorrow should be interesting - especially if it rains on the cobbles.


2 posted on 07/05/2010 9:21:26 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Todd Kinsey

“The slick roads were the cause of the crash on the decent of the Aissomont...”

Must have been a decent descent down that hill.


3 posted on 07/05/2010 9:36:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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