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Tour de France 2011 Stage 5 Return to the sea

Yesterday, Cadel Evans ousted Contador out of a stage win by a split second (or, is that a split wheel). Way to go, Cadel, George Hincapie and Team BMC! G-C also retains the GC going into Stage 5, way to go Thor!

The boys will be carried to the start at Carhaix, then they have to make it on their own power to the seaside finish at Cap Fréhel. They’ll probably be wishing they could fly there as easily as the sea birds that make this a migratory stop; in any case, this will be a route for the sprinters, and quite possibly another wet and windy one at that. Perhaps today will prove to be another good one for Tyler, keeping Teams USA in dominant positions for the beginning of the Tour.

There still isn’t a clear overall contender for the yellow jersey win at the end. Who knows, perhaps the talented, albeit troubled, Contador will continue to dig deep to claim a 4th Tour title. We shall see. After all, this guy is amazing in the mountains, and they’re looming in the days ahead.

Note: Cap Fréhel is also known for having hosted a stage of the Womens cycling Tour of Brittany in 2005.


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