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    Stage 11: Sisteron to Bourg-lès-Valence - 180 km

    Stage 10 didn't really do it for me. I expected a frencman to really make a go for it. I also expected the group to ride more than tempo. I thought Stage 11 would be more the club ride than, but they decided to do that Stage10. I guess at least the Radio Shack win gave VS something to cheer about. And the yellow brick road was kinda cool.

    Stage 11 has a Cat3 climb, but that peaks at 56k into the stage. From there it is mostly a slow descent, with just a few mini-bumps in the last 50k. There could be a breakaway, but today probably allowed the sprinters time to freshen their legs, and with a bumpy Stage 12, the quickmen will wanna do their best.

    Petacchi? Cavs? Thor? Thor has the green jersey, but Thor, Petacchi, and Rocket Robbie sprinted it out for the first line in Stage 10. Only 7 pts separate Thor and Petacchi, so I see them battling every chance they get. Farrar was nearly lantern rouge. That could mean he is either resting up or in some pretty bad wrist pain. Cavs and Petacchi want a third stage, while Thor still only has one. Cavs and Petacchi have better leadout trains right now.

    Cavs takes it.


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    Looks like another boring day at the office... Petacchi

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    Cav was testing his legs today. It will probably be him, but I'm picking Tyler. Just cause I want to.
    “You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.” – Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd3
    Cav was testing his legs today. It will probably be him, but I'm picking Tyler. Just cause I want to.
    Me too. Cav will probably win it but I'm picking Tyler.

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    I'd really like to see McEwen win at least one this year for old times sake. Nothing better than watching him sneak out of nowhere to steal the stage by a wheel in the last 20ft.

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    If Cav really is back to his best, he should manage this one while picking his nose, doing V signs, phoning home and pedalling with one leg :-)

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    Is the feeding station really at a place called "Die"?

    I'll pick Cavendish ftw.
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Cavendish has got this one, though the HTC leadout train is looking incredibly fragile this year...
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    Robbie Hunter is out with a broken arm. Tyler has lost his best lead out man.
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    Yawnfest.

    The official tracker says yesterday was the slowest overall stage of the Tour.

    And today's stage is already 15 minutes slower than projected.

    They are lollygagging their way to the Pyranees.

    Lollygaggers! (/Bull Durham reference)

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    I think Cav will win, but I hope it's Petacchi.
    Don't take anything I say seriously.

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    Cav, but I'm hoping for Tyler, Ale Jet, Thor, Robbie Mc, etc. Anyone but Cav would be nice.

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    What a clusterf*ck of a finish.

    Sucks that Tyler got cut off by Renshaw but nobody was beating Cav today anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffersonspin
    What a clusterf*ck of a finish.
    HTC/Col is now resorting to headbutting to keep Cav in his wheelsucking position?
    Man. You are all stuped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffersonspin
    What a clusterf*ck of a finish.

    Sucks that Tyler got cut off by Renshaw but nobody was beating Cav today anyway.
    Almost looked like WWE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc
    HTC/Col is now resorting to headbutting to keep Cav in his wheelsucking position?
    nah that got many tricks. Riding people into the barrier as well.
    Blows your hair back.

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    Somebody call a cop...I think Farrar just got robbed. Renshaw came off his line in front of Farrar at the end.
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Well, that was strange.

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    I like how every sprint Paul and Phil pump up Farrar for a big finish and every sprint he goes invisible at the end.

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    Wouldn't surprise me to see HTC get penalised for that, given the previous record from last year of penalising Cav at any opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc
    HTC/Col is now resorting to headbutting to keep Cav in his wheelsucking position?
    That, and then blocking Farrar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569
    Somebody call a cop...I think Farrar just got robbed. Renshaw came off his line in front of Farrar at the end.
    Seconded.
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    It's a little-known fact that HTC helmets have retractable titanium blades built in for just that purpose.
    Don't take anything I say seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sokudo
    That, and then blocking Farrar.
    VeloSnooze awarded Renshaw the "Wanker of the Day" award in their text feed.
    Man. You are all stuped.
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    I don't know that Farrar got robbed of first but probably second, by the time he got cutoff by Renshaw, Cav was already a bike length ahead of him. Still, with the fighting that was going on you see Farrar swing right then have to swing back left and then get cutoff. That really is a LOT of wasted time he could have been actually sprinting but for the bobble heads in front of him.

    Poor Thor loses his green =/

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