Wednesday, 6 July 2011

53 - Tour de France stage 4

Post no. 53 here:
Tour de France stage 4 the 172.5 km ride from Lorient to Mur-de-Bretagne. 

Two time runner-up Cadel Evans from Australia from team BMC, held off a late charge from last years winner Alberto Contador to claim a prestigious victory on stage 4. Cadel Evans fought off some late bike trouble and was forced to swap bikes and had to race hard to get back into the peloton.
Contador (left) and Evans (right) at the end of stage 4

"It's a big surprise, I still quite can't believe it it myself," said Evans. Evans managed to hold off Contador, by a few centimeters to claim his first win of the year. Evans after the win claimed the king of the mountain polka-dot jersey.

Overall Standing:
1. T. Hushovd
2. C. Evans (+1 sec)
3. F. Schleck (+4 sec)

Joke of the Day:

Q. What insect can never been understood?
A. A mumble-bee


  1. Interesting post, thanks for sharing!

  2. Why would someone want to cycle 172km :S

  3. congrats to them, must have been difficult.

  4. I liked Gilbert, the winner of the first etappe... It's a shame he didn't won yesterday...

  5. So I'm not the only one watching the tour.

  6. lol @ the joke. also i hear those tour de france riders, pee themselves whilst riding :S its the only way they can releive themselves without hurting their chance to win

  7. not going to lie, that joke at the end made me chuckle