Dave's TTT Dribbles

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07/5/2005| 0 comments
by Dave Osborne
CSC was ready to win the team time trial until a crash. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
CSC was ready to win the team time trial until a crash. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Dave's TTT Dribbles

2005 Tour de France - Stage 4.

2005 Tour de France - Stage 4

 

Oh My God!! What drama! The intermediate times were being juggled among Discovery, T-Mobile, and CSC. A clear advantage wasn?t developing and the suspense escalated.

 

CSC was ready to win the team time trial until a crash. Not just any crash, the racer with the yellow jersey went down fast and hard. I can?t imagine the ?agony of defeat? that David is feeling. You may think it doesn?t matter to drop a teammember during a TTT as the time is scored when the 5 th rider crosses the line. However, any disruption will cause a hiccup for the rest of the team and they will lose time.

 

 

This stage will be hard to beat for suspense and performance! It seems like there?s nothing else to dribble about. Well, ok, I?ll see what I can do to keep my editor happy.

 

Did you notice the ?holder girls?? They kinda remind me of the umbrella girls you see at professional motorcycle road races. Just stand around and look pretty probably without a clue what they are there for.

 


I like Dekker?s skinsuit. Just don?t call it an ?outfit? which makes it sound like women?s apparel. A Red polka dot suit and a red number to match were worn as the KOM and most aggressive rider leader. Just like the old days when Super Mario would wear something cool.

 

I see T-Mobile?s new domestique Jan Ullrich was doing his best to help team leader Kl?den. Looks like teammate Steinhauser lost his legs and was dropped. Let?s see if this team can stick together.

 

 


USA
is still in yellow (just as I predicted!) and Hincie did another exceptional job for Lance and claims 2 nd place. Zabriskie is back 1m 26s and Kl?den is at 2m 29s.

 

Wow, what a race!

 


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