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2010 Tour de France: Stage 5 Eparnay to Montargis

July 10, 2010

After the thrilling 3rd stage, the last two stages weren’t as interesting, as they ended in bunch sprints. While I was pretty happy to see that Cavendish didn’t win yesterday and gave up well before the end of the sprint, when he saw Petacchi powering ahead of him, this didn’t happen today.

Marc Cavendish is a very cocky racer, who needs to be schooled in respect and stop talking so much trash. I’d love it for Thor Hushovd to win the green jersey again, as Cavendish’s arrogant attitude is not worthy of a winner.

That being said, he won in a decisive manner, but the Tour is heading into the mountains, so it will be interesting to see who will make a move.

Today, a breakaway of three riders were kept at bay for most of the day. They were caught in the last few kilometers, even though Guitterez of Spain tried his best, he was caught also within a few kilometers of the finish. Nothing much else to report on that front. I can’t wait to see the Alps and the climbing. Cancellara won’t be wearing yellow for long, however Andy Schleck could be quite soon, as he’s a great climber.

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