Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TdF: stages 10-11

Mark Cavendish won both stages 10 and 11, and is again leading the sprinters' points competition. General Classification hasn't changed. Lance is still 8 seconds behind.

Stage 10

Stage 11

Race radios were banned in these 2 stages to make for better, more exciting racing "like in the old days", without the team directors in the cars just making it so mathematical. Riders unofficially protested by riding slowly instead. I don't know when radios became normal, but it was Lance and Johan Bruyneel that first used a TV in the car in 1999.

Cavendish could win again tomorrow, but Friday's stage is mountainous and could shake up the GC.

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