Skip to comments.Cavendish takes his 5th stage – Contador his 3rd Tour
Posted on 07/25/2010 9:01:16 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey
I struggled with what to write about the finale of this years Tour de France. Even though the Tour lasts for the better part of the month, when it ends, I always feel like it went by too fast. I love the spring classics season but they are just one individual day of drama compared to the saga that is the Tour. The Giro is like the kid brother and does little more than to prime the appetite for whats to come in a few weeks. Of course theres the Vuelta but if the Giro is the kid brother, the Vuelta is the red-headed step child of the Tour.
Alberto Contador won his third title and is beginning to cement his place in history as one of the best grand tour riders of all time. Can Andy Schleck finally take the next step and beat Contador or will he continue in futility just as Jan Ulrich did to Lance all those years. At least Jan got one Tour before Lance began his unprecedented run of seven straight Tour victories.
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I love the le Tour de France too. Truly an Epic ride and the scenery through that part of the world is simply breathtaking. I do think the results were somewhat tainted, but the pelethon did wait up for Andy Schelck during one of the early stages when he crashed in the wet. There is nothing gained by harping on what could have been. All we know is what is. It was great seeing Lance riding again. He said for many years that he was the “hammer” but this year he was the “nail.” A great sportsman any which way.
Very well said. One of these days I’d like to go follow the Tour in person.
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