Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tour Update: Fight Footage

From Sports Illustrated:
During the sixth stage, Barredo got into a rough-and-tumble brawl with Rui Costa of Portugal after the finish line, with Barredo attempting to hit the Caisse d'Epargne rider over the head with a bicycle wheel.

Costa tried to punch Barredo in the face several times before both fell to the ground screaming at each another in an incident that was caught on video and posted on the Internet. Tour organizers fined both.

He tried to hit him with his wheel! That is hysterical!

Barredo is the rider who led most of the solo bid on yesterdays breakaway. He was caught in literally the last 1/2 mile by the sprint. Lance didn't have his sprint legs and lost an awesome stage.

It's been an GREAT Tour and the final run for the 2010 Col Du Tourmalet is tomorrow!

The Big Ride To Paris is Sunday!

UPDATE: Holy Moly - what is going on over there? Now reports are surfacing of another internal team fight. Read this from CBS

Nicolas Roche, leader of AG2R La Mondiale, blasted French teammate John Gadret."If John Gadret is found dead in his hotel room in the morning, I will probably be the primary suspect," Roche said.

Roche, son of Ireland's 1987 Tour champion Stephen Roche, punctured a wheel on the climb of Port de Bales on Monday. He asked Gadret to give him a wheel but Gadret refused and cycled away. Roche had to wait for a wheel from a service car and lost time on his rivals, dropping three places overall.

"As he sat beside me on the team bus I had great difficulty in not putting his head through the nearest window," Roche added.

Roche was more conciliatory later, but said the relationship with his teammate was still frail. "I am not going to go for a pint with him yet," he told Cycling Weekly.

He wanted to put his head through the window! We can't stop laughing.

Whoever thought cycling was boring and for pussies was DEAD WRONG. There are two truths to cycling: Pain and Revenge. We're seeing both not only daily but many times a day this Tour. Wow.

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