Tour de France – Stage 4 – A New Controversy?

Credit a Tweet from Robbie McEwen with starting today’s controversy theory:

“I’m sure @Lancearmstrong did that on purpose to leave Cancellara in the jersey. He sat up in last 50m.”

Interesting thoughts, Robbie. Armstrong and Bruyneel did say they worked yesterday to help preserve Cancellara’s yellow to avoid defending it themselves in the first week. Maybe they planned it to down to the tenth of a second?

Interesting that Robbie noticed Lance sitting-up in the last 50km. I was too busy noticing the monster pull that Contador put-in just before the line. Could Contador have been trying to put Armstrong in yellow?

Maybe we’re reaching; maybe not. But it’s interesting food for thought nonetheless.

Let the pot be stirred! Thanks for getting things started, Robbie!

About Whit

My experiences might easily fit many cycling fans' definitions of “living the dream.” Since getting hooked on the sport watching Lance Armstrong win the 1993 U.S. Pro Championship, I've raced as an amateur on Belgian cobbles, traveled Europe to help build a European pro team, and piloted that team from Malaysia to Mont Ventoux. As a former assistant director sportif with Mercury-Viatel, I've also seen the less dreamy side of the sport – the side rife with broken contracts, infighting, and positive dope tests. These days, I live with my lovely wife in Pennsylvania and share my experiences and views on the sport at Bicycling Magazine, the Embrocation Cycling Journal, and at my own site, Pavé.
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