Skip to comments.Sylvain Chavanel solos to victory – Armstrong finishes safely in the pack
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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Thanks for posting. That was a wild ride!
Tomorrow should be interesting - especially if it rains on the cobbles.
“The slick roads were the cause of the crash on the decent of the Aissomont...”
Must have been a decent descent down that hill.