Contador was the controversial winner of the 2010 Tour de France. He suffered to get the result.
Some say argy-bargy. Some say Chaingate. Some say he lacked panache by not winning a single stage this year.
Cycling enthusiasts cried foul when Contador broke the sport’s unwritten [rule] etiquette about not taking advantage of unlucky breaks a rider can’t control, especially when said rider [Shleck 15th Stage] is wearing the yellow jersey.
On a Pyrenees mountain climb, when Schleck’s chain came undone, Contador sped ahead of Shleck full speed and by the stage finish had taken yellow.
Fair play has been thrown out of the window said on-air TV commentators from EuroSport during their live broadcast of the 2010 Tour de France.
Contador gained 39 seconds on Schleck, which as luck would have it, was the exact final stage margin of victory necessary for the all-important yellow jersey.
I’ll root for Schleck next year.
Cavendish was impressive as well.
Lance Armstrong, the cancer survivor and 7 time consecutive Tour de France winner has now officially retired from the event and will live strong.
Mr. Armstrong will no longer have to ride a bike on Christmas and New Years. He can devote his energies in new pursuits.
In the end it was all champagne and smiles for Contador cruising down the Champs Elysees in Paris France celebrating his 3rd Tour de France victory as of 2010
Champagne and Smiles for Contador. Great cyclist but heartbreaking loss for Schleck. He shall return next year.