Monday, July 27, 2009

On the mark

What a grand finish to Le Tour. As expected, Alberto Contador was the emphatic winner of the yellow jersey having won two of the stages as an individual and the team time trial with Astana.

image The plan worked

On the final final corner of the last stage, Mark Cavendish was led out by his Columbia team-mates George Hincapie and Mark Renshaw to a blistering sprint which gave him the first British win on the Champs Elysees, his sixth stage win in this year’s tour and his tenth in total.

Bradley Wiggins held on to his fourth place equalling the great Robert Millar, the only other Brit to come so high up the grand classification.

So it was smiles all round. The fourth year in a row that a Spaniard has won the Tour and a great result for Britain.

Now we have the Vuelta to look forward to and then next year – who knows.

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