The Week That Was...

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07/13/2003| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

The Week That Was...

Ian Melvin comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

race apart, Beloki attacks, Armstrong brings him back.  Mayo goes. 
attacks, Armstrong pulls him back.  Vinokourov attacks. Beloki, Hamilton.  Hamilton, Beloki.  Armstrong certainly didn?t look himself.  There was none of the usual show of domination we?ve come to expect and as the stage went on, the challengers grew in confidence.  Armstrong looked comfortable to just sit there and mark Beloki.  Tomorrow I?d suggest he probably looks at marking Mayo as well.  At the finish Armstrong jumped from the group and claimed the 8 seconds bonus available for third place.  Yes, he?s in yellow but it wasn?t convincing.  Beloki is second at forty seconds and Mayo third, just a minute behind.  One more day like this and the little Basque rider will be taking over. And what a ride by
- grande cajones
!  A good ride by Millar as well finishing just five minutes behind and there was the young Aussie, Rogers, pulling Virenque up to the top of the climb.  A good day all around for the Americans, Aussies and Brits but this Tour is far from over.

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Till next week,
Ian Melvin


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