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I ONLY JUST FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO CAVENDISH TODAY. how amazing is this?
his fight for Green is as good as done now though. They'll give him a guy to help him through the mountains, with an eye on the Champs Elysees, but the rest of the team must now be slaved to Hincapie's shot at the podium, which will be rich reward for an immense career, I've not been as happy for a rider since Yates took yellow.
He'll probably lost 3 to 5 minutes today, with all he has done to get the yellow yesterday.
But Tony Martin might get top5.
what has happened to Cavy?
the more cavendish wins, the more he seems to be quite a prick. he can't be knocking into people on the tour, because it's not like the track and if the peloton turn against you then you're fucked. he was lucky to have not been disqualified on stage 12 when he went into hushovd in the final straight again. he needs to focus again and not be talking off about this and that stage that he's going to win.
but with some members of his "train", who are very powerful but not used enough to be in the middle of a sprint.
Michael Rogers, for example, has systematically hampered other sprinters when he stopped doing his part of work.
And I think Cavendish barged into Hushovd only because Renshaw took a bad line as he wanted to finish between Cavendish and Hushovd instead of stopping to sprint like he does usually.
he got caught behind a team member and didn't come out quick enough, then knocked hushovd on his way out which killed his speed. i sympathise with hushovd - he's not as fast as cavendish as he admits, but he's also getting some unfair hits on stages he tactically outwits him.
but i've only read this online and haven't seen the actual footage