STAGE 10 Tuesday, July 9th, Saint-Gildas-des-Bois > Saint-Malo (197km)
Team Argos-Shimano (@1t4i) July 09, 2013
A (boring) flat stage after the first rest day, and all the GC contenders have treated it as a second rest day ‘keeping their powder dry’ as P&P are want to say. The was some entertainment at the intermediate sprint (The Gorilla is certainly killing these intermediate sprints, even being pushed out wide he has the speed to win ‘best of the rest’), shattered hopes for echelons as we hit the coast, followed up by the standard madness of a sprint finish where Kittel took home the points.
Stage 10 Results
01 KITTEL, Marcel GER (ARGOS-SHIMANO) 4:53:25
02 GREIPEL, André GER (LOTTO BELISOL)
03 CAVENDISH, Mark GBR (OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK-STEP)
04 SAGAN, Peter SVK (CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING)
05 BONNET, William FRA (FDJ)
06 KRISTOFF, Alexander NOR (KATUSHA)
07 DUMOULIN, Samuel FRA (AG2R LA MONDIALE)
08 REZA, Kévin FRA (EUROPCAR)
09 VAN POPPEL, Danny NED (VACANSOLEIL-DCM)
10 ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin ESP (MOVISTAR TEAM)
11 GOSS, Matthew Harley AUS (ORICA GREENEDGE)
GC after Stage 10
01 FROOME, Christopher GBR(SKY PROCYCLING) 41:52:43
02 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro ESP (MOVISTAR TEAM) + 1:25
03 MOLLEMA, Bauke NED (BELKIN PRO CYCLING) + 1:44
04 TEN DAM, Laurens NED (BELKIN PRO CYCLING) + 1:50
05 KREUZIGER, Roman CZE (SAXO-TINKOFF) + 1:51
06 CONTADOR VELASCO, Alberto ESP (SAXO-TINKOFF)
07 QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander COL (MOVISTAR TEAM) + 2:02
08 MARTIN, Daniel IRL (GARMIN SHARP) + 2:28
09 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin ESP (KATUSHA) + 2:31
10 FARIA DA COSTA, Rui Alberto POR (MOVISTAR TEAM) + 2:45
And about that final sprint; a downhill finish, pave, windy – how could this go wrong?
Race commissiares reviewing the sprint, a verdict on the sprint due soon—
the Inner Ring (@inrng) July 09, 2013
Can all sprint experts on twitter go & try flicking their bike right at 65kph without leaning your body left to balance & come back to me.—
Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) July 09, 2013
Watched it again.Veelers drifts right, Greipel goes diag. left at same moment. Cavendish rides thru Veelers to try to get to Greipel—
Shane Stokes (@SSbike) July 09, 2013
Goss can thank his lucky stars and charms today. Could have been ugly. When a bike hits u at that speed u normally down.—
Robbie Hunter (@RobbieHunter) July 09, 2013
Thank for the tweets mentioning my bike skills but today was a lot more ass than class!—
Matt Goss (@mattgoss1986) July 09, 2013
Dan Martin panda’ing to his fans?
Dan Martin (@DanMartin86) July 09, 2013
Europcar is game for anything?
Team Europcar (@TeamEuropcar_en) July 09, 2013
2011 Eric Bordelet Sydre ‘Brut Tendre’ Apple Cider, Cheese match: Will Studd Camembert and Pont Leveque #tourdesnack
Les Vaches du Tour Stage 10: Round-up
#TrollDJ – Stage 10
♫ John Newman – Love Me Again #TrollDJ #sbstdf and straight back from the rest day into some TrollDJ and a highlights montage 🙂
♫ Bibio – À tout à l’heure :: “a brief moment in time” the breakies are up the road, but they will be caught today
♫ Georgie Fame – Let The Good Times Roll :: rolling fun? 🙂 (Could’ve put a Rolland joke here)
♫ Matthew West – Survivors :: “we never give up, we never give in” SkyFall
♫ Two Door Cinema Club – Eat That Up, It’s Good For You :: feed zone – what’s in the musette today?
♫ Miles Kane – Start Of Something Big :: ‘polka dots’ : To Polka Dots on bike shorts, Australia says no!
♫ Salzberg Connecton – Finding Beauty :: the beauty of the French countryside
♫ The Sheepdogs – Feeling Good :: The Peloton feeling good (because there’s not 5 x cat climbs today)
♫ Bibio – À tout à l’heure :: “a brief moment in time” reprise
♫ Will.i.am ft. Eva Simons – This Is Love (Sidney Samson Remix)
Toby Forage (@foraggio) July 09, 2013
Cycling Central’s signature Tour de France podcast team, the Sag Wagon, returns to the airwaves in 2013 with a mix of the quirky, the mundane, and lots of talk of Chateaux. Brought to you by host Sam Pang and regular David Culbert, first timer Annabelle Drew joins the team this year for buckets of laughs. Every day of the Tour from midday AEST. Enjoy!
Michael Tomalaris (@miketomalaris) July 09, 2013
The Ad Breaks
Not an ad break we are seeing in Australia. Wondering what would happen to a Skoda advert if you gave it sedatives? No need to wonder any longer; Jaguar demonstrate for us in their 2013 Tour De France commercial.
WARNING: Letting Peter Sagan park on the roof of your Jag may void the warranty.