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Getting Real.

Stage 8: Let The Climbing Begin!

One down, two to go– referring to weeks, that is!  And some will say the real Tour began today, if of course you equate “real” with the battle for le maillot jaune as intense climbing got underway with stage 8 in the Pyrenees.

A suspenseful, spectator-filled climb it was to the high point of Le Tour 2013, Col de Pailheres.  Silly me for turning away from the television for a few minutes this morning to get ready for my own 70-mile ride, because before I knew it the leader of the day’s biggest climb was overtaken on the final climb to the finish.

In the end, we’re left with another stage winner and another passing of said maillot.  Way to go Froome!

Chris Froome wins stage 8 and takes yellow!

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2013 in 2013 Tour de France

 

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Enough With Second.

No sooner did I wish for it yesterday than now it happened.  After his series of second-place finishes, and thanks to incredible teamwork, Peter Sagan finally got his win today in stage 7!

By more than a bike length!

 Meanwhile, what I hoped against two days ago came today after another crash and without much surprise.  That is, Christian Vande Velde is out, his last Tour cut short under less-than-desirable circumstances.

Then of course, the maillot jaune that yesterday went for the first time in Tour history to a South African rider remains with him today, having been passed among teammates from Simon Gerrans to Daryl Impey.  And from here we move on to the Pyrenees, where it could quickly change shoulders yet again!

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in 2013 Tour de France

 

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