Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stage 12: Tonnerre to Vittel

Kenny Robert Van Hummel makes it a solid 7 days as the Lanterne Rouge today as the main peloton finished in a bunch. A very few stragglers across the line today: Jose Luis Arrieta of Ag2R, Mick Rogers of Columbia (though he was probably delayed by a crash since he was given the time of the main group), and Christophe Riblon of Ag2R.

Placements at the top and the bottom of the General Classification may hit the Mixmaster in the next few days, which promises to be interesting.

We had four losses today, bringing the peloton down to 166 riders: Romain Feillu of Agritubel; Angelo Furlan of Lampre; and Jérôme Coppel of FdJ all withdrew during the stage, while Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa of Caisse d'Epargne did not start the day.

Update: Very nice article today by Daniel Benson in on Kenny Robert Van Hummel.

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