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2010 July 06 — Why Now?
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Stage 3

Tour de FranceWanze – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Distance: 213 kilometers.

Four fewer riders and a change of all jerseys except the Polka Dot, in a stage designed by dentists, proctologists, orthopedists, and the makers of tires – there were cobblestones. Lance Armstrong already said he would be taking no chances on this stage, as he has been attacked by cobblestones before.

1 Fabian Cancellara (Sui-SAX-013) [Yellow]
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr-SKY-039) [White]
3 Cadel Evans (Aus-BMC-121)
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can-GRM-054) [Red numbers]
5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra-QST-131)
6 Andy Schleck (Lux-SAX-011)
7 Thor Hushovd (Nor-CTT-095) [Green – 63 points]
8 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz-AST-009)
9 Alberto Contador (Esp-AST-001)
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel-SIL-101)
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl-ALM-081)
12 Johan Van Summeren (Bel-GRM-058)
13 Denis Menchov (Rus-RAB-191)
14 Bradley Wiggins (GBr-SKY-031)
15 David Millar (GBr-GRM-057)
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze-LIQ-044)
17 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Esp-GCE-161)
18 Lance Armstrong (USA-RSH-021)
19 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe-SKY-037)
20 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp-GCE-169)

83 Jérôme Pineau (Fra-QST-135) [Polka Dot – 13 points]

Half of Luxembourg’s Tour effort is out, as Andy Schleck’s brother, Frank, had to withdraw, but Canada, Australia, and Ireland are moving up to the big time with 3 Brits.

Update: The orthopedists got Frank Schleck – broken collarbone from the cobblestones – while Lance lost a tire.

July 6, 2010   4 Comments

Semi-Final Uruguay v. Netherlands


They were tied 1-1 at the half, but the Oranje have netted two in the second half with no response from La Celeste. The game isn’t over, but it doesn’t look good for “Sky-blue”.

Uruguay found the net again, but couldn’t manage the second one they needed for overtime: Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands.

The Oranje are in the Final with another European team.

July 6, 2010   Comments Off on Semi-Final Uruguay v. Netherlands