Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crikey Cadel! An Incredible Tour!

Whether you were for Cadel, Andy or someone else in the GC, this tour offered plenty of awesome, surprising, and terrifying moments. Thor showed that he IS the god of thunder. Despite Andy's attack for the ages with 2 HC mountains to go on Thursday, Voeckler showed that Frenchmen can be very tough, surprising everyone including himself by keeping the yellow jersey until the last mountain of the tour. Oh yeah, Cavendish is still the fastest to the line in a group sprint, winning 5 more stages.

But it was Cadel meeting the challenge throughout the tour. Never caught out of position. Won a stage early. Almost single handedly reduced the gaps when Andy attacked in the Alps, staying just within a minute of Andy going into Saturday's ITT. Many thought it was too much time to make up in 26 miles. Not only did he make up the minute, he ended up winning the tour by over a minute. One of the greatest ITT rides in history.

Seeing Cadel on the podium between the Schlecks said it all. He was outnumbered 2 to 1, and still won. Crikey indeed.

What were your impressions or favorite moments?

No comments: