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Jul 11 2012

2012 Le Tour – Stage 10

Mâcon / Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (121 miles)

Le.  Tour.  De.  France.

So can Cadel Evans come back?  If he does it will be on stages like today’s.  It starts flat enough, but has category 3, 2, and un-categorized climbs.  The Award point is at the end of the decent from the initial category 2 and just before the uncategorized ascent.  Evans could show climbing chops, Wiggins could show weakness, there could be a bus.

Today and tomorrow are the best days short term to create some kind of climbing get away and keep in mind that Evans doesn’t just have to erase his 1:43 deficit, but also a build lead of about 2:00 o he doesn’t get crushed in the 19th stage.

I’m getting overflow errors in my larger consolidated General Classification and Points tables and I haven’t quite solved that problem yet.  Here are the top contenders starting out today-

General Classifiction

Place Rider Team Time/Delta
1 WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 39:09:20
2 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM +01:53
3 FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING +02:07
4 NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +02:23
5 MENCHOV Denis KATUSHA TEAM +03:02
6 ZUBELDIA Haimar RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +03:19
7 MONFORT Maxime RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +04:23
8 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM +05:14
9 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM +05:20
10 ROCHE Nicolas AG2R LA MONDIALE +05:29
11 COSTA Rui Alberto MOVISTAR TEAM 3+05:46
12 TAARAMAE Rein COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +05:56
13 GALLOPIN Tony RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +05:59

Points

Place Rider Team Points
1 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 217
2 GOSS Matthew Harley ORICA GREENEDGE 185
3 GREIPEL André LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 172
4 CAVENDISH Mark SKY PROCYCLING 129
5 PETACCHI Alessandro LAMPRE – ISD 109
6 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING 95
7 CANCELLARA Fabian RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 89
8 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM 82
9 WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 78
10 VEELERS Tom TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 76

Team, Hill Climbing, and Youth in yesterday’s piece.

Coverage is customarily on Vs. (NBC Sports) starting at 8 am with repeats at noon, 2:30 pm, 8 pm, and midnight.  There will be some streaming evidently, but not all of it is free.

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