Thoughts about Stage 1

4 Jul

Two things.  One, Mark Cavendish, two, watch out for the crosswinds. 

The early part of the Stage tomorrow will follow the coast along the North Sea – and most likely very strong crosswinds.  Last year crosswinds caused the peloton to split up and allowed Lance Armstrong to get into the lead group and away from *teammate* Alberto Contador.

Look for Team Radio Shack to try and take advantage of the crosswinds and if there is a break in the peloton to make sure Lance is in it.  Contador’s team will no doubt have the same plan for him.  Regardless though, crosswinds can wreak havoc on the peloton and consequently, the General Classification.

Mark Cavendish and his HTC-Columbia train will most likely pick up their first stage victory tomorrow.

Should be an exciting bunch sprint finish.

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