Yikers – another eventful stage in the 2011 Tour de France – SPOILERS

July 5, 2011


Well, there was nothing happening for 149KM of the 173KM race and then Cadel Evans had a flat. A camera guy fell in front of him and legions of BMC fans were poised to cry conspiracy!

Well, it all shook out. Cadel got himself paced back to the group with 22KM to go, the cameraman was shunned by his colleagues and the sprint we were waiting for at the end eventually took place.

Here’s how it shook out…

I’m A GENIUS! With less than a few KM to go, Contador attacked, then was swallowed back. Then Contador attacked again and Cadel Evans responded.

Cat and mouse and cat and mouse until at the line it was too close to call. AND CADEL EVANS got his first official stage win.

According to race radio, Andy Schleck lost eight seconds. Thor Hushovd remains in the Yellow Jersey. Alberto Contador didn’t gain back much time. Cadel Evans is whisker close to being the leader of the 2011 Tour de France.

Next post will have the top 10 riders in the overall as well as an update on where Contador sits.

Hold please.