Yep. Except the attack was the Schlecks idea. Stage 17 on Le Grande-Bornard. They tried to shake him, but couldn't. The next day he beat Cancellara and everyone else in an individual Time Trial with no race radio. He said afterward that he had intentionally taken it a bit easier the day before because he really wanted to win the TT in the maillot jaune. Race recap from Steephill.TV:scribe said:
yeah. Except for when the schleks are behind him. 'member the time he actually paced those brothers to their victory?
http://www.steephill.tv/2009/tour-de-france/The two Schleck brothers attacked the field on the Col de Romme in a play for the stage victory and the general classification. They could not shake race leader Alberto Contador, who successfully defended his Yellow Jersey. But the two Schleck brothers now sit second and third in the general classification, while Lance Armstrong dropped to fourth and Bradley Wiggins fell to sixth.
Le Mevel did hold his wheel for a full 20 meters in Paris Nice when Contador acceleratedMoondance said:Contador. When he gets out of the saddles and goes into overdrive mode there's noone who can hold that wheel.
marcantony said:When in top form who do you think is the best climber in the peloton? Contador, Igor Anton, Sastre, Basso or someone else?