Thursday, July 15, 2010

Final Thoughts- Stage 11

To say today's last KM was chaotic would be an understatement. The sprinters have been biding their time in the mountains, and even though they are all fatigued, tempers and tactics flared at the finish.

HTC-Columbia closed the door on any hope of the peloton coming over the top, and Mark Cavendish put the exclamation point on the stage. It's his 13th career Tour de France win, and his 3rd straight sprint stage of this year's Tour.

Saxo Bank tried to catch Alberto Contador and the other overall contenders napping with a burst of speed once the peloton hit the crosswinds, but everyone in contention for the crown in Paris was able to keep contact, including Team Radio Shack's Levi Leipheimer.

Tomorrow throws another big 'Question Mark' into the mix- a 'wild card' day unlike any other at this year's race. The last climb could snap the legs of everyone involved.

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