Printed in the AP on Sunday -
Vande Velde, of the Garmin Chipotle team, called Sunday's ride a warmup for Monday. "It will be a very hard day," he said. "It will be epic."
And oh my enjoyable goodness - it was!!! I am so excited for C today!!
What a super fantastic stage! It was total craziness from the start. 20+ riders up in the break? WHAT? And then Milram and Garmin make the decision to haul ass and pull them back? I joked a bit with the break hearing Garmin wasn't in it - Where the hell is Will? And I meant that as sweet as could be as he has that special knack for getting in those. A few minutes later we see him pulling up front with the boys to help pull it back.
They get them and a few are off up front yet. Then the climbs hit and holy crap! Did you get a chance to see Jens!???? Jeezus that man was just incredible today. I keep joking but really - who screwed with his breakfast? He was just killing it! Fabian was up in the break and then you find out he's sat up to come help Jens! And help he did. Nothing like shredding the field apart by putting the World Champion Time Trialer on the front. Rotated with Jens! and gosh help the guys behind. Just amazing.
And through it all - there was C hanging tough! God I love it! Watching him today left me smiling ear to ear. I kept watching him and he looked so damn smooth and in control of his efforts. He was keeping a solid eye on those around him and looked so comfortable. Frank Schleck and two SDV riders got off the front and C opted to stay with Cadel and Menchov which ended up not the best move but you can 2nd quess shit all day. The key - he stayed with them and showed very little signs of being out of his limits! Frank missed Yellow today by 1 second to Cadel. C is in 3rd (!!!!!!!!!) overall and looking awesome!
I have been a long time fan and today was probably one of the coolest days ever to watch him ride. I am really partial to some inspiration I got from him last year during the Vuelta where I loved the line - "The CVV Towing Company" has he buried himself in support of getting Carlos up on the podium. Today, he got to show the big guys that he meant business last Fall when he decided to focus on a new role and new goals! Here's to you Mr. C in attaining those goals you've been setting with spectacular style! Rest well tomorrow guys!
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Stage 10 - Monday, July 14: Pau - Hautacam, 156km
1 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott 4.19.27 (36.08 km/h)
3 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 0.28
7 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 2.17
10 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
25 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia 7.34
28 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 8.59
43 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 14.05
49 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 16.23
53 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 22.36
63 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 24.28
69 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
74 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia
75 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia
99 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 27.57
121 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 33.14
132 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
138 Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
153 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
158 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
161 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
General classification after stage 10
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 42.29.09
2 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 0.01
3 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 0.38
6 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 1.28
22 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 8.34
29 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia 16.02
38 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 27.00
48 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 35.22
57 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia 39.51
70 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 51.06
74 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 54.02
80 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 59.35
97 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 1.10.32
115 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia 1.23.40
116 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.25.08
119 Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.25.36
121 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 1.26.48
123 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 1.27.05
149 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.40.53
151 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.41.50
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ChicagoTribune_CVV: He's climbing... in standings too
GrahamWatsonPhotos: Stage 10
TeamCSCSaxoBank: Tour de France
TeamGarminPhotos: Tour de France
Tour de France 2008: Stage 10 race highlight.
Stage 10: VN TV RD w/ Team Columbia's George Hincapie. - ???
Stage 10: VN TV RD w/ Garmin Chipotle's Julian Dean. - ???
Push Beyond (Will and C on pain and motivation)
Transition From Rider To Manager (on JV)
Christian Vandevelde Pre-Stage 10 Interview
Christian Vandevelde Post-Stage 10 Interview
CV TV (formerly TBR):
Christian Vande Velde Describes His Great Ride Up Hautacam
Trent Lowe Discusses His Role In The Mountains Before Stage 10.
Carlos Sastre Before The Start Of Stage 10.
Tour De Georgia Winner Kanstantsin Sivtsov Before The Stage To Hautacam.
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