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2012 July 03 — Why Now?
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Not A Good Day

While I’m still slogging along with the new computer, I was tied up today with Ringo. She is at the vet’s with a broken jaw, and surgery will be required to fix it.

The vet and I have our suspicions as to how it happened, but at the moment we know she wasn’t struck by a car or in a fight with another creature.

The vet is pumping her full of antibiotics, fluids, and pain killers, to prep her for the surgery. It isn’t clear when it happened, because she was still going about her routine this morning, even though she had to be in pain. She is tough and does things her own way, if she didn’t she wouldn’t be Ringo.

July 3, 2012   4 Comments

Le Tour – Stage 3

Tour de FranceOrchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer 197.0 kilometers.

Peter Sagan (Svk-LIQ-057) took his 2nd stage win today, but because of the way time is recorded he is still in 15th overall, 23 seconds behind Cancellara, who made his time in the Prologue time trial.

Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp-MOV-169) and Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr-SKY-109) are the first two riders out, withdrawing before the stage began. There were a number of accidents yesterday, and they may have been injured.

While the same people continue to wear the important jerseys, the top ten has changed. Philippe Gilbert (Bel-BMC-004) who was in 7th has dropped to 104th overall 7 minutes and 58 seconds back.

The new top ten:

1. CANCELLARA Fabian (Sui-RNT-012)
2. WIGGINS Bradley (GBr-SKY-101) + 07
3. CHAVANEL Sylvain (Fra-OPQ-192) +07
4. VAN GARDEREN Tejay (USA-BMC-009) +10
5. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald (Nor-SKY-102) +11
6. MENCHOV Denis (Rus-KAT-131) +13
7. EVANS Cadel (Aus-BMC-001) +17
8. NIBALI Vincenzo (Ita-LIQ-051) +18
9. HESJEDAL Ryder (Can-GRS=061) +18
10. KLÖDEN Andréas (Ger-RNT-015) +19

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