TdF stage 10: Kittel survives KO

Stage 10: Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo, 197km

Marcel Kittel narrowly won a controversial bunch sprint into Saint-Malo ahead of Andre Greipel and Mark Cavendish, with green jersey Peter Sagan fourth after Cavendish downed Kittel’s teammate Tom Veelers in the final metres. Opinion was divided whether this was accidental or deliberate.

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Tour Tweets: Ryder’s goggles, Vaughters’ panda, Porte’s instant karma

We’ve just had the first week of the Tour and – wow! – has it been the most exciting racing you’ve seen in a good long time? This is the biggest race in the world and the boys have responded by giving us a show. And of course Twitter really is the subtitling service for bike racing, don’t you think? Today, we discuss the weighty subjects of Ryder Hesjedal‘s goggles, Jonathan Vaughters‘ evoking of the animal spirits, That Boy Phinney‘s purdy pants and two epic days in the mountains. Continue reading