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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tour de France - Stage 14

So close... Big George came so close to taking yellow. Got into a great break that contained some strong riders and was the virtual yellow on the road, but got nipped at the finish by only :05. In a rather bitter post race interview, he is angry with Astana and Garmin for chasing. His own team had to chase at the end, also, to get a lead out for Cav. I don't blame him. I guess you find out who your real friends are. And I would have thought George would have plenty. I know I would only chase him after the race, not during....
LA said that Astana wasn't chasing, they were setting a tempo. He said they wanted GH to have the jersey. But he thought Garmin did more chasing. Is the TTT smack talk between Columbia and Garmin at the heart of this?
And what is up with the pale blue tights Thor was wearing at the Green jersey presentation? - boo
Who wants to get between the Garmin-Slipstream vs. Columbia fued? But at least Astana didn't make the headlines!

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