2011 Tour de France-Stage 3

4 Jul

Tyler_Farrar_1937547cIf you are a fan of Garmin-Cervelo, or just a fan of cycling or even someone who pulls for the underdog, you were happy with today’s stage finish.

Yesterday, Garmin-Cervelo won their first ever stage in the Tour de France and today their sprinter, Tyler Farrar, claimed his first ever victory in his 3rd year of racing in the Tour. Mark Cavendish was expected to win (as he frequently does – 15 TDF stage wins at present) but it was Farrar who managed to snag the victory. He has come so close numerous times, but today things worked to perfection and with the yellow jersey wearer and teammate Thor Hushovd leading him out (has a yellow jersey wearer ever led out a teammate? …NO), followed by Julian Dean’s lead out, Farrar edged out two quickly approaching riders to cross the finish line first.

Excited screaming ensued – mine.

I was elated he won. The team has worked hard and as I said in yesterday’s post, they are a team that prides themselves on racing clean and in doing so, doing their part to create a new environment for clean competition. And as a huge fan of cycling and professional bike racing, I wholly support that.

Hushovd deservedly kept the yellow jersey – another great day for the Argyle Armada!

Tour de France Fantasy Challenge team 4loveofbikes  took one on the chin after the director sportif somehow forgot to push the button “Save Position Changes” after changing up the stage 3 roster last night and the sprinters were left sitting on the bench – namely Romain Feillu – costing the team 91 points.

Today’s points: 25

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