2011 Tour de France-Stage 15

18 Jul

Mark Cavendish won stage 15 in a close sprint finish. Afterwards the usually mellow Tyler Farrar accused Cavendish in not-so-many words that he had help getting to the finish in Stage 14.  Farrar wasn’t the only sprinter to accuse Cav of getting a tow to the finish, interestingly he was accused of the same in this year’s Giro. No proof at this point but I wouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t watched closer.

Today was a rest day, but the Tour starts back up with a moderate mountain stage – one rated climb, a category 2. It looks like a perfect stage for one Phillippe Gilbert. Shouldn’t be any shake up with the favorites barring accident or injury – or sneakiness.

Edit:  8:36am/Getting ready to watch the Tour but wanted to add a thought I had this morning about Stage 16. Thomas Voeckler is a good descender, he could pick up time on the Schlecks and Evans. Stage 16 climbs up to Gap but then descends to the finish.

For the Love of Bikes fantasy cycling challenge team scored 109 points in Stage 15.


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