Not really a spoiler – Abandons
July 10, 2008
As I’m doing my daily blog posts about the Tour, I figure it might shed some light on how difficult a task it is to ride 21 stages of a cycling race if I give you a list of the guys who dropped out.
By the way, one of these guys was picked by Cycle Sport Magazine to win the Tour this year. Shows what can happen to ANY RIDER at ANY TIME.
Abandons…these four guys either withdrew or are non-starters as of stage 6 (stage they withdrew is listed first):
178 PASSERON Aurélien (FRA) SAUNIER DUVAL – SCOTT non-starter
51 SOLER HERNANDEZ Juan Mauricio (COL) BARLOWORLD withdrawl
176 GOMEZ Angel (ESP) SAUNIER DUVAL – SCOTT withdrawl
184 DUCLOS-LASSALLE Hervé (FRA) COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE withdrawl
And Juan Mauricio Soler was one of the guys picked to win the whole thing. And he dropped out yesterday.