Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tour Update: "I Can't See Sheep!

This Tour has been amazing. Today's you can't believe it until you've seen it event is something that hasn't happened since the turn of the century before last...a herd of sheep and goats overtook the peloton today causing another potentially serious situation for the peloton riders.

The weather today has been rainy, foggy and just awful. A fog bank at the top of Col du Soulor obscured the animals from the peoloton and vice versa until the last minute when the two had a chance encounter.

Today's conditions were brutal and dangerous as it was and then when the sheep came over the became almost comical.

From then on it was Andy and Alberto making the long, sharp, steeper-than-hell climb up the Col Du Tourmalet. All alone, just the two of them together, they battled the elements, the mountain, the schemenges and the pain.

At the last second Alberto backed off and Andy took the win. Leading by less than 1 minute it looks as if Alberto Contador may win again. Schleck NEEDS to win the Time Trial to make up the lost time.

If Contador wins, it'll be tainted as far as we are concerned. It won't be a true victory.

Andy Scheck celebrates his Stage win...

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