Tour de France Stage 5: Carhaix - Cap Fréhel 164.5 km

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May 26, 2009
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I can't wait for Andy Schleck to have a problem and seeing the other teams queue up to drill it on the front.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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Contador looked very frustrated when he crashed. He can't afford to mess around like that, he should have been focused on getting going again as fast as possible. Still, back in the pack now. Let's see if he drops back for a word with the race doctor.

As for the intermediate sprint, I think Cav was right to complain, he would be relegated for that kind of thing easily. Still, he should have kept riding instead of complaining.
 
Jul 28, 2010
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Contador/Gesink back yet?

Sad for Brajkovic, RS new they eventually had to choose but not like that. :(
 
Jul 27, 2009
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luckyboy said:
I thought AC just got held up by the Brajkovic crash? Harmon said he had his own.
The back of his jersey is ripped. AC definitely hit the pavement even though the cameras didn't catch it.
 
Eyeballs Out said:
If Leopard-Trek had been drilling it Contador and Gesink wouldn't have got back
My guess is they are setting themselves up for the crosswinds that are coming up, they clearly weren't trying to put any time into anyone yet as it took about 10 minutes to close a 1 minute gap.
 
spalco said:
They can't have been riding hard if Contador gets back that quickly. Don't make any more drama than there needs to be. The crashes themselves are bad enough.
It took a long chase and a Cofidis (should be invited for the Tour for the next 10 years) car to get back 40 seconds, after that Leopard gave up.

The intention was there. We have official confirmation they have double standards.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Leopard still riding a furious pace.

Sportmanship comes first for this team.

It's cycling FFS. Finally we'll get rid of this new-age sportsmanship BS.
 
Jamsque said:
Contador looked very frustrated when he crashed. He can't afford to mess around like that, he should have been focused on getting going again as fast as possible. Still, back in the pack now. Let's see if he drops back for a word with the race doctor.
I think his bike was trashed
 
May 26, 2009
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Eyeballs Out said:
If Leopard-Trek had been drilling it Contador and Gesink wouldn't have got back
TdS springs to mind and Leotard drilling it when BM had a flat and I'm sure now their DS has informed them that Contador/Gesink have crashed.
 
Oct 25, 2009
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Contador has got to stop messing around in the back half of the peloton. Get to the front and stay there, especially if there are crosswinds coming.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Leopard still riding a furious pace.

Sportmanship comes first for this team.
Where was the sportmanship when Schleck dropped his chain? I would freaking do it aswell if I would get backstabbed like that.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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Lots of people getting very angry at Leopard for doing nothing at all, they didn't accelerate after Contador went down or he wouldn't have caught back up so quickly.

We probably won't know if there are relegations at the intermediate sprint for ages, the Cav/Thor announcement didn't happen until three hours after the finish.
 

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