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ToC Stage 7

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 24 Feb 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    The final day and some hills, if what I've read is correct. I think it's unlikely that Levi will be relieved of the Yellow jersey but I will be happy of David Millar can hold onto second place. The weather is again foul with riders well wrapped up against the cold and wet, not nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Just over 40km to go the breakaway of 10 is 1.50 away from the peloton but contains no danger to GC dont see it as plain sailing as they will likely be wound in on that long finish of 6 x 5 mile circuits. Millar is gonna need a lucky break when the group gets caught to get away and stay away.
     
  3. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Yeah called that well didn't I? 22 kms to go and the gap is 1.30 dont think a career as a DS beckons soon.
     
  4. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Just gone under the 1km banner racing like maniacs in the wet apparently.

    Hincapie takes the win for High Road.

    1 George Hincapie (USA) High Road
    2 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis
    3 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team CSC
    4 Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing
    5 Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell
    Provisional General classification after stage 7

    1. Levi Leipheimer (Astana)
     
  5. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Hmm. Well Slipstream were nowhere on the last day after all that. Of the Brits, a good second for Millar overall, and Cavendish showed some of the form we'll be expecting from him for later in the season even if he didn't get a win. Anyone know what happened to Wiggins - I know he dropped out of Stage 6, but any idea why?
     
  6. softpeadals

    softpeadals New Member


    He was probably one of thirteen to abandon the stage due to sickness caused by a virus in the peloton,according to a race report in the Daily Peloton,but strangely cyclingnews only list 2DNF's in the stage results.
     
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Wiggins finished stage 6 but did not start stage 7 along with quite a few others:

    DNS Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Saunier Duval-Scott
    DNS Bradley Wiggins (GBr) High Road
    DNS Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
    DNS Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner
    DNS Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast
    DNS Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast
    DNS Nicholas Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast
    DNS Timothy Johnson (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis
    DNS John Murphy (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis
    DNS Hendricus Vogels (Aus) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team
    DNS Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team
    DNS Edward King (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
    DNS Nicholas Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
    DNS Aaron Barry Tuckerman (NZl) Jelly Belly Cycling Team

    That must have been one severe tummy bug doing the rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Missed the end of the race do to work but it was good to see Hincapie get one and Cavendish in the hunt as well. With David Millar second along with Christian Vandevelde third, Slipstream haven't done so bad either!!!!!!!!!!!!!1