A Day for the Sprinters: Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
Britain’s Mark Cavendish won stage 19–a record fifth stage victory at this year’s Tour de France. Cav made it over a climb ten miles from the finish that observers guessed would leave him out of the final sprint. But with the help of his Columbia HTC teammates, the fastest man in the plains made it over the hill with the pack. “That will go down as one of the most memorable wins of my career,” said Cav.
Belgium’s Thor Hushovd still wears the green sprinter’s jersey but Cav has one opportunity left to take it away on Sunday, the last day of the Tour in Paris.
Riders vying for the yellow jersey stayed comfortably in the peloton today, trying to reserve energy for Saturday’s tough stage up Mont Ventoux. You won’t want to miss that one!
–Le Tour Babe