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I see Cunego dropped that packet of time, to go off in today's break.
He's 10 minutes up the road, so could well walk another stage win.
Fuglsang being the other climber of note.
Christian Knees (Milram), Jakob Voglsang (Saxo Bank), Damiano Cunego (Lampre), Adrian Palomares (Contentpolis), Gonzalo Rabanal (Xacobeo), Alan Perez (Euskaltel), Bram Tankink (Rabobank), Xavier Florencio (Cervelo) and Kevin De Weert (Quick Step)
It is interesting how the "jury" can see it in the interest of the race to allow these riders to stay in the race( i know they still got a penalty, under the rules they should have been kicked out) but they couldn't turn a blind eye to Cadel's bottle holding incident after the Support vehicle stuff up. I know he broke the rules but what is good for the goose...
I know he wasn't the only one; I was merely pointing out the double standards. It's what happens in general in everyday life with court rulings. It depends on who has the silly wig on on the day that decides the outcome; not a steadfast set of rules.
Wow, Belgian commentary team on tv is saying the av. speed in first hour was 49km/h, with 43 and 42 in the 2nd and 3rd hour respectively. And it's not a flat stage till the final climb. That should've already softened up most people.
The Basques seemed determined to make something happen. Here's to Sanchez (my original pick to win it) attacking hard and causing some action.
Also, Gesink in white.... Nice. Should prepare him well for next year's podium in Paris.