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Alberto C won the Giro d’Italia but the Tour de France hasn’t gone his way in 2011

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His frustration with the Tour this year sort of burst out in some individual aggression on a Tour fan who just got too close to Alberto in his penultimate fight to gain the yellow jersey and top GC standing.

 

These kinds of Tour fans behave clownishly and don’t give much room to the competitors, especially on the HC climbs, like the Alpe d’Huez. More power to Alberto here since he seems to have acted in a normal human, like “Get out of the way you idiot!”

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/07/23 at 18:29

They, evil forces, are working to take down Alberto Contador

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Let’s start with a neat graphic:

That’s the symbol that has been since Alberto seemingly won the 2010 version of le TourdeF. But now malign forces are working to disqualify that win and take back that enviable crown!

These malign forces seem to be working on professional cricket in Pakistan also if one can believe the press conferences in London last week.

WTF is going on! Is sport sport anymore? Or is it warfare by another name?

But let’s not forget the same malign force vs. Lance Armstrong:

The investigation of Lance Armstrong has focused on whether he used performance-enhancing drugs to defraud sponsors while he was a member of the United States Postal Service cycling team.

Will Helen Macur, the NY Times reporter, get the news nail in Lance’s coffin?

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/16 at 13:41

Mark Cavendish makes it 6 stage wins on the Champs-Elysees

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Here he is leading out on his final assault in this last stage:

Here is what Mark said in an interview after his win:

“I’ve always said that I wanted to win on the Champs-Elysées. Every sprinter dreams of putting their hands up in the air as they cross that line, seeing the Arc de Triomphe in the foreground and it’s an amazing feeling to do so. It didn’t disappoint at all.”

Of course, the winner of the Tour itself was Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong ended up in third place overall with Andy Schleck in second.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/26 at 09:52

Lance Armstrong found the “legs” to keep his 3rd place

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It was up and over Mt. Ventoux in the company of Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador (#1 and yellow jersey). It is one of the toughest climbs and Lance had the legs to stay with riders more than 10 yrs younger than himself. It was an amazing performance as I viewed it on OLN with one hour of uninterrupted TV streaming from the bottom to the top of Mt. Ventoux.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/25 at 07:51

Mark Cavendish got his fifth stage win today

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/24 at 14:47

The Big Picture on the Tour de France

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Finally they have posted their Tour de France gallery. I have used Skitch to borrow a few images for my blog.

Here’s the front part of the peloton on Stage 6:

And then there is this image of Jens Voigt after a serious tumble off his bike on the race down the Petit Col St-Bernard. Out of the Tour:

And to contrast here is the yellow jersey on the same stage, Alberto Contador!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/24 at 11:40

Lance Armstrong is a tremendous athlete

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Seven-time winner Lance Armstrong in the maill...
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It was amazing to see Lance spurt ahead to rejoin the leaders of the pack, including his team-mate Contador, who is the overall individual leader of the Tour de France, at the top of the Petit Col St-Bernard.

At the end of the day he kept his overall second place standing, 1:37 behind his team make, Contador, who wears the yellow jersey.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/21 at 08:46