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Tour de France 2011 – GC Contender Standings After Stage 2

This early in the Tour de France, it can be difficult to tell where riders with general contention aspirations – real or not – are standing relative to one another. With the loss of time in stages 1 and 2 by last year’s yellow jersey, Saxo-Bank’s Alberto Contador, competitors who may have worried about how … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France – Stage 2 Wrap-up

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. Initially, stage 2′s 23kilometer team time trial wasn’t an enormous opportunity for Tour hopefuls to gather good results – it wasn’t long enough for dedicated TTT teams to really gain considerable ground in the General Classification. … Continue reading

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2010 Tour de France – Stage 2 Wrap-up

I hate to say it, but there are more important things to worry about than who might or might not have been robbed of a chance to sprint for second place in Stage 2 of the 2010 Tour de France. Such as:     1. Did Andy and/or Frank Schleck break a collarbone? (No.) 2. … Continue reading

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2010 Tour de France – Stage 2 Live Blog

Hello everyone and welcome to Stage 2 of the 2010 Tour de France.  Today’s stage featuires 201kms of racing from Brussles to spa, and should be our first chance to see some aggressive racing as the Tour enters the Belgian Ardennes. With 6 climbs on the day, I think we might see a GC contender … Continue reading

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Tour de France – Stage 2 Wrap-up

Mark Renshaw deserves a large share of the credit for Cavendish’s stage win. His teammates laid the groundwork with terrific placement coming into the red kite, but he literally rode Garmin’s Tyler Farrar off of Cavendish’s wheel. Cavendish was lucky to hang-on himself! One can’t help but wonder if one day Renshaw will get a … Continue reading

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