Glory in Gory...
Stage 8 produced many heroes such as Markus Eibegger who
did finish in 177th!
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Rest day leaves the media scrambling to talk to the tired riders. Alberto Contador was one of the star's giving endless interviews, Andy Schleck the same. And rest days are either help or hinderance for the riders where most often the race rhythm is disrupted.
Schleck's first Tour stage glory!
We saw what happen when they both duked it out on stage 8: Station des Rousses-Morzine-Avoriaz, on the last climb with a kilometer to go. Schleck left Contador ...standing. I admire Olympic champion, Samuel Sanchez as the only one to react and gave it a go only to lose at the end. A spectacular first Tour stage win by Schleck telling Contador that he will not be the only favorite for this Tour. Cadel Evans showed he's in line winning the yellow and eagerly stepping into the yellow limelight.
The war on the roads have just begun and we haven't seen the last battle of Schleck vs Contador. Of course, there's an army of others ready to crash their party. Sastre, Menchov, Rogers, Kreuziger, Van Den Broeck, Gesink, Wiggins & Hesjedal all look deceptively strong and getting stronger. Did I leave anyone out?
Here's a funny take of Schleck vs Contador ... I'd would've love to see Cadel show up!