Monday, July 03, 2006

Tour de France, stage 1

Hey, big congratulations are in order for George Hincapie, who will wear the maillot jaune for the second stage. He picked up a 2-second time bonus on an intermediate sprint shortly before the end of the first stage that allowed him to pass Thor Hushovd, the sprinter who had beaten him by less than a second in the prologue time trial. Because of that, Hincapie, who has spent the last 7 grueling tours as one of Lance Armstrong's key domestiques, takes the overall lead of the Tour de France and the yellow jersey that goes with that, the first yellow jersey of his cycling career. Even if the lead doesn't last, he's got a yellow jersey of his own now, that he gets to keep forever...

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