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Bubba Dawg
07-09-2008, 09:31 PM
The young Brit for Team Columbia takes Stage 5. Woot!!!

American Team. Brit Rider. Nice.

We aren't to the mountains yet. I have a feeling that Cadel Evans of Australia is biding his time until the tour reaches the mountains, then he will make a move.

Cavendish outkicks bunch to win his first Tour stage
Schumacher retains yellow jersey as Team Columbia takes control of stage 5
By VeloNews.com
Posted Jul. 9, 2008

Columbia's Mark Cavendish wins his first Tour stage.

Photo: AFP
With 10km to go in stage 5 of the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish’s Team Columbia teammates drilled it at the front of the chaotic peloton, burying themselves to set up their British sprint star. With 150 meters to go — and early breakaway rider Nicolas Vogondy of Agritubel still barely clear of the chase — Cavendish lit it up and repaid his teammates with a dominant win ahead of Oscar Freire (Rabobank) and Erik Zabel (Milram).

Race leader Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) finished in the bunch to retain the yellow jersey.

Cavendish, 22, has quickly progressed since turning pro in 2005. In his second Tour, this was his first stage win. It was also a gratifying first Tour stage win of 2008 for Columbia, which had come frustrating close with Kim Kirchen on two occasions.


STAGE 4: Cholet-Cholet TT

Overall: (Yellow Jersey)
1. Stefan Schumacher in 14:04:41
2. Kim Kirchen + 00:12
3. David Millar + 00:12

Points: (Green Jersey)
1. Kim Kirchen 81 pts
2. Thor Hushovd 64 pts
3. Oscar Freire 55 pts

K.O.M.: (Polka Dot Jersey)
1. Thomas Voeckler 19 pts
2. Sylvain Chavanel 11 pts
3. Björn SchrÖder 9 pts

Young Rider: (White Jersey)
1. Thomas LÖvkvist in 14:05:28
2. Vincenzo Nibali at 00:11
3. Maxime Monfort at 00:37

Overall Results

1. Stefan Schumacher in 35:44
2. Kim Kirchen at 00:18
3. David Millar at 00:18
4. Cadel Evans at 00:27
5. Fabian Cancellara at 00:33
6. Denis Menchov at 00:34
7. Jens Voigt at 00:35
8. Christian Vandevelde at 00:37
9. George Hincapie at 00:41
10. Vincenzo Nibali at 00:47
11. Thomas LÖvkvist at 00' 47"
12. José Ivan Gutierrez at 00:50
13. Sylvain Chavanel at 01:08
14. Danny Pate at 01:10
15. Stijn Devolder at 01:18
16. Maxime Monfort at 01:24
17. Damiano Cunego at 01:26
18. Oscar Pereiro Sio at 01:28
19. Sebastian Lang at 01:29
20. Andy Schleck at 01:29

07-09-2008, 11:47 PM
this is not a sport

07-10-2008, 12:04 AM
this is not a sport

Umm, yeah. I tried to nicely explain this to queer boy in his last thread.

07-10-2008, 12:14 AM
That's really tight. The first 20 guys all within 1:30.

07-10-2008, 12:22 AM
That's really tight. The first 20 guys all within 1:30.

A new queer to make fun of! Y'all just make it so easy!:D