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TDF stage 3 / cobblestones! / Hushovd siezes the day, takes green, Cancellera back in yellow

Tuesday,  07/06/10  11:03 PM

Thor Hushovd conquers the cobbles to take stage 3Today was the big day - cobblestones!  And while some riders did in fact wipe out - Franck Schleck broke his collarbone and had to withdraw - overall it was a good racing day.  Thor Hushovd exorcized the frustration of not being able to sprint yesterday (after the peloton decided to go easy) by blasting out front to take the stage and the green jersey, and Sylvain Chavanel suffered several untimely mechanicals and relinquished the yellow jersey back to Fabian Cancellara.

The real battle among the GC contenders was pretty interesting; Cadel Evans had a great day, and now leads among those considered capable of winning the GC, and Alberto Contador had a good day too, not only surviving but picking up time on Lance Armstrong and Ivan Basso.  Cancellara paced Andy Schleck to a strong finish, and Alexander Vinokourov had a strong day, leading out Contador and ending up high up on GC himself.  Wow!

Tomorrow we all relax and have a "normal" field sprint.  I bet the peloton takes it easy, there are a lot of tired and bruised riders after the first four days...

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NED 3 URG 2 - we're in the final!

Tuesday,  07/06/10  11:22 PM

On tivo-delay, yippee! 

Wesley Sneijder scores for the Netherlands as they defeat Uruguay 3-2

The Oranje prevailed convincingly over Uruguay today, 3-2, and now face the winner of tomorrow's Germany-Spain match in the final.  I'm picking Germany to win that one, they looked incredibly strong against Argentina.  But Spain are good too, and defeated Germany in the 2008 European Cup final. 

Meanwhile the Dutch clearly outclassed Uruguay, the outcome was never in doubt.  They've looked pretty good in South Africa, the only team which has won all of their matches.  Should be a great final on Sunday, stay tuned!


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