2010 Tour de France – Stage 6 Wrap-Up – More Memoirs

Here are some contributions to yesterday’s team-by-team Week 1 Wrap-Up.  Thanks to everyone for participating–keep them coming!

1. Saxo Bank

Part 1:

Stage Three: won battle. Lost war?

Part 2:

And still no new main sponsor. (Cthulhu)

12. Cofidis

Better than Footon, not quite Vacansoleil. (Joe)

13. FDJ

Most forgettable French team—so far. (Joe)

14. AG2R

Best French team in the race. (Joe)

15. BBox

Voeckler and Fedrigo; still no breaks! (Joe)

16. Caisse D’Epargne

Sanchez, bad ITT; survived the cobbles. (Joe)

17. Katusha

Karpets, business in front and back. (Joe)

Karpets shouldn’t have cut his mullet. (Cthulhu)

18. Milram

Option A:

Ciolek working hard; Gerdemann up next. (Joe)

Option B:

Nordmilch AG, please one more year! (Cthulhu)

19. Sky

Bad first day; solid pavé ride. (Joe)

20. Liquigas

Leadership in question: Basso or Kreuziger? (Joe)

21. Omega Pharma – Lotto

Jurgen riding well; next Belgiam superstar? (Joe)


The first week is too flat! (Joe)

As always, share your comments below.

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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3 Responses to 2010 Tour de France – Stage 6 Wrap-Up – More Memoirs

  1. Hank says:

    What! No mention of Quick Step? They have been brilliant.

    The race among the big shots is about to get started though going into it though Andy Schleck and Lance both look strong – Andy has lost Frank and Armstrong failed to get any cushion on the climbers from the cobbles. All is good for Contador. Astana looked pretty good today.

    Maybe we will get some surprises from the rest of the contenders. Great Tour so far.

  2. mattio says:

    Française des Jeux. Francais des Who?

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