Friday, July 16, 2010

Final Thoughts- Stage 12

The Montee Laurent Jalabert left it's mark on the 2010 Tour de France. Named after a French cycling legend, it was the current Spanish sensation, Alberto Contador, who helped split the peloton apart with his blistering accelerations.

Today, it was Andy Schleck who was vulnerable, as Contador seized the opportunity to gain precious time. At the finish it would be a total of 10 seconds, leaving Schleck's slim advantage at 31 ticks of the clock.

American Levi Leipheimer did a good job of limiting his losses on the day, keeping Team Radio Shack very much in the discussion of podium placings.

Our 13th day of racing was a bit unlucky for Team Saxo Bank. Despite all their hard work, they face an uphill battle at keeping Andy in yellow. With the Pyrenees 48 hours away, Schleck will have to hope his legs recover.

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