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Monday, March 15, 2010

Update on the pros

Contador pulls off a victory in Nice
Photos from CyclingNews.com

He rode a good race and smart in the last stage, not letting Valverde out of his sight.
Let's hope - for the sake of Armstrong and fans - that winning in France is out of Contador's system now.

Levi finished 23rd out of 97 finishers, but his Radio Shack team took third in the team rankings.

George Hincapie has been riding a few hundred miles to the south in Italy supporting BMC teammate Cadel Evans. He claims to have had a rough start to the Tirreno-Adriatico, and his overall standing certainly represents that of a supporting cast member, and not the prima donna. He is in typical fashion, riding for the team, and as such aided Cadel in his third place finish for today's stage 6.

And the Schleck brothers?
Same continent - different races - different countries.
Frank Schleck landed 16 overall in Paris-Nice.
And, Andy is hanging in there in Tirreno at 44th, and a 1:17 down. Cycling News had a great article with Andy discussing his return after the knee injury. Most impressive to me though was his comment near the end that he and Frank would never ride for different teams. There is something refreshing about seeing strong bonds within a family. Society in general is degrading the value of family at an alarming rate. Not sure what other "family values" they may have or lack, but as siblings - way to go guys.

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