Skip to comments.Schleck & Contador Emerge as the Clear Favorites, Evans Cracks under the Pressure
Posted on 07/13/2010 11:41:46 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
Clearly Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador are the two alpha males fighting for supremacy in this years Tour de France. The two GC favorites put in a Herculean effort to chase down the remnants of the todays breakaway on the descent of the Col de la Madeline and cemented their places atop the leader board, setting up a show down in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Race leader Cadel Evans cracked on the climb of the Madeline loosing more than eight minutes on the day and ending his chance of winning his first Tour de France. BMC team owner Jim Ochowicz revealed that Evans had ridden todays stage with a fractured elbow sustained in Sundays eighth stage. Evans started the stage with his elbow heavily taped and put in a courageous effort but in the end, the Alps claimed another contender.
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Did not know that. As a former entry level category club level rider, I know that your shoulders and arms do a ton of work when climbing. And there were some doozie climbs today!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this before I watch the race on DVR.
Any time, MORON
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