We thought that we would spice up our Tour de France competition and announce today that we are giving away pair of Adidas Evil Eyes sunglasses sponsored by the Moscon Optics Group over and above the Comeback 2.0 book sponsored by Crank Cycling News and the Cadence nutrition hamper and a Tour de France cap sponsored by Olympic Cycles.
Spaniard Alberto Contador took a huge step towards a third yellow jersey triumph after matching a series of attacks from Andy Schleck on the Tour de France 17th stage on Thursday.
So, I am back at home after my crash but properly sore and uncomfortable. Unfortunately i dont have my X-rays, they are very impressive. A huge thanks to Dr. Damian Thomas for sorting me out. Below are some pics from after the crash.
If anybody had any doubts about the truth of the saying ‘patience is a virtue’, he was proven wrong by Arno du Toit (Specialized/MR Price) this past weekend (17 July) during the MTN South African Cross-country Championship at the Fountains in Pretoria. Du Toit did this by winning the race for Junior Men.
Pierrick Fedrigo of the Bbox-Bouygues team won the 16th stage of the Tour de France in Pau on Tuesday to hand the hosts their sixth stage win of the race.
Race leader Alberto Contador, who took the yellow jersey from Luxembourg rival Andy Schleck on Monday, came over the finish line just under seven minutes later.
Burry Stander and Yolanda Speedy showed again that they are in a class of their own when during the MTN South African Cross-country championship at the Fountains in Pretoria on Saturday, 17 July.
Rory sustained a broken collarbone and a fractured wrist late on Sunday afternoon and was rushed to hospital. After a night he tells me he would rather forget, 2 Titanium plates were inserted to line up the bones in a 3 hour operation today. He will spend a few more days hooked up to Morphine in hospital before returning to the helm at Crank HQ.
In probably the most controversial move of the 2010 Tour de France, Andy Schleck’s untimely chain slip, proved to be Alberto Contador’s opening as he took the initiative and attacked on the Balès gaining over a minutes advantage. After dismounting and fixing his chain Schleck powered up the climb blasting past Armstrong, Leipheimer and others with Contador in his cross heirs. Unfortunately the damage was done and on the way down Sanchez, Menchov and Contador managed to hold out with a 39 second advantage over Andy Schleck.