TdF Stage 10: Radio Free Europe

2009 Tour de France Stage 10: Bastille Day Edition

Frenchmen Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano), Benoït Vaugrenard (Française des Jeux) and Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne) felt the Bastille Day spirit today as they attacked early in Stage 10 of the 2009 Tour de France today, with Russian Mikhail Ignatiev (Team Katusha) joining in the early breakaway. In spite of the radio ban (or maybe because of it?), the peloton reeled them in just a mile from the finish today.

German rider Grischa Niermann of Rabobank with CB radio antenna Rabobank’s Gricscha Niermann mounts a CB radio antenna to his helmet before Stage 10 of the Tour de France to protest today’s race radio ban.

Spoilers below…

Well, alleged spoilers, anyway. Not much has changed in rankings since last week.

Cavendish beat Thor Hushovd and Tyler Farrar as they all sprinted for the finish line in Issoudun. Italian Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) retains the Yellow Jersey, while Astana still owns the next four places.

Links out…

KWC: Well, that didn’t work….

Bike World News: Stage 10 Report.

Bike Rumor: Cavendish wins.

Steephill.TV’s “Highlights from today’s action” features a photo of snails on the side of the road :-)

CN: Cavendish goes long.

VN: Cav charges.

Bicycle.net: Media focus on Andy difficult for older Schleck.

TdF Blog: Armstrong may return for 2010?

Video: Rabobank’s Grischa Niermann mounts a CB antenna on his helmet.

Mild Stallion’s TdF Haiku.

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