Run of the mill last stage of the Tour de France, with no attacks from the favorites, it was all up to the stage win, that finally went to Cavendish, as he out-accelerated everyone to win the stage and to win the Green Jersey. Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France, with Andy and Frank Schleck rounding up the top three. The rest of the GC didn’t change from yesterday. Pierre Rolland wins the White Jersey by 46″ over Rein Taaramae, and Samuel Sanchez gets the Polka Dot Jersey. The most aggressive rider of this year’s tour is Jérémie Roy, who spent over 800km in breakaways.
Since I got back into cycling seriously, I have been following the Tour de France. Stage 16 and 17 were most exciting.
The tour this year had some great battles. Cavendish and Hushovd were going for the Green jersey, the top sprinter. Cavendish was out of the competition after he closed Hushovd lane during a sprint. he lost his points for that stage and it put him back more than 10. Meanwhile, Hushovd went ahead on a breakaway later to gather up all the intermediate points.