Mark “Manx Missile” Cavendish
Finally the Manx Missile fires !!
The 5th Stage of the TdF was from Épernay to Montargis a distance of 187.5km and was another undramatic & uneventful ride for the peleton. Marked out as a stage for the sprinters to showcase their sprint prowess it turn out to be the stage for the Mark “Manx Missile” Cavendish to come back to form and add to his silverware collection of TdF stages. Read more...
A typical departure - start of day
Ale Jet flies again!!
The 4th Stage of the TdF was from Cambrai to Reims a distance of 154km and was an extremely peaceful ride, when compared to the fare that we have seen in the last 3 days!! A stage where the Sprinters of the teams were to fight it out in a bunch finish, turned out to be exactly that.
Cambrai, from where the tour started of today has a population of around 34,000 and the last time the Tour visited the town the US Postal team with Lance Armstrong had taken over the race and the Yellow jersey. Read more...
Fabian Cancellara in Yellow Jersey
“Day of Drama” – Cobbles claim victims!!
The 3rd Stage of the TdF was from Wanze to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut and as predicted it was chaos and lots more of spills & crashes. The stage which had 7 sections of cobbled pathways for the riders to conquer did what had been predicted at the very beginning of the TdF – claim victims & left the GC riders in total disarray. Both the starting & ending town are hosting the tour for the first time, though both have association with cycling & cyclists for a long time. Read more...