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2010 Tour de France: Stage 20 Longjumeau to Paris

July 26, 2010

Well, this year’s Tour de France is about to be wrapped up. Contador will undoubtedly win this year’s Tour and Schleck will be 2nd. The only thing left to decide is who among the sprinters will win this year’s stage in Paris, and who will win the yellow jersey.

Team Radioshack had some spiffy new black jerseys and uniforms. The race officials didn’t like this and it was against the rules. They’ve been told to put on their team colors. The race officials stop the race and let the Radioshack team change into proper uniforms.

A few different breakaways are tried. At 12.6km, there is a group of 11 riders away. They are all caught at 6.1km. Cavendish wins the stage and beats Hushovd and Petacchi, however, Petacchi finishes 2nd and wins the green jersey. Astana is jubilant. They won the yellow jersey.

All in all, I have to say that it was a great Tour this year. The beginning week was spectacular, especially stage 3. Once we hit the Alps, it was also very interesting. Lastly, the Pyrenees showed who would end up on top. If Schleck hadn’t had some mechanical problems, he might have fared better, but ultimately, I still think that Contador would have won the Tour.

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