Tour de France 2nd stage under way

Tour de France 2nd stage under way

There are 8 comments on the story from Jul 5, 2010, titled Tour de France 2nd stage under way. In it, reports that:

Defending champion Alberto Contador is sixth, 27 seconds back. At least six crashes disrupted the first stage, and Australian Adam Hansen dropped out of the race after breaking his sternum and a rib.

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Since: Jan 07

Reality City

#2 Jul 5, 2010
Typical 'Stage Two' mayhem, similar to the 'underwater' road-stage, about 10 years ago, which cost Alex Zülle and a huge pack some 6 minutes (and yet he 'beat' Lance over the remaining distance: ending up 2nd and only some 1-2.5 min back)...

I support the riders' collective decision to 'neutralize' the remaining kilometers... and chapeau! to Chavanel, a Frenchman who couldn't win under French team coaching!

Now 'liberated' into a Belgian team... voilà the results are o your screen!


Palatka, FL

#3 Jul 5, 2010
The protest was rather silly.
I wonder if oil was spilled on the course?


Since: Jan 07

Reality City

#4 Jul 5, 2010
From the Gulf? A wee far... even 'Erika' was on the other side o' the country


Van Nuys, CA

#6 Jul 5, 2010
According to VeloNews, Christian Vande Velde has been forced to abandon the Tour with two broken ribs.

UGH. Nothing seems to go right for this guy! CVV is such a class act and one of the nicest guys in the peloton. He should be one of the most successful men in American cycling right now, but he can't go a month without crashing! What gives?

On the bright side, congrats to Chavanel for a well earned stage win and yellow jersey. It was only a matter of time until one of his breakaways really paid off, and his victory will bring some much needed celebration to France after their World Cup humiliation. It also brings some relief to Quick Step, who were facing a winless tour after Big Tom's withdrawal.

Great early Tour so far, and tomorrow expects to bring a third straight day of brutal crashes.

Off to buy a paper shredder to destroy the GC standings.


Kansas City, MO

#7 Jul 5, 2010
The decision to "neutralize" the remaining kilometers today was idiotic. I love cycling and want to see it succeed in America, but today's nonsense (in addition to the drug problems) was just another reason most people do not take it seriously.

Van Nuys, CA

#8 Jul 5, 2010
I don't think they neutralized the standings for the riders that fell behind, and Cancellara's protests were mainly done to allow the Schlecks to catch up.

Does anyone know what the ASO decided?

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jul 6, 2010
I hope Sylvain wins the TDF, he has a heart of a lion.

Kansas City, MO

#10 Jul 6, 2010
Concur on Sylvain. Impressive ride.

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