Friday, July 24, 2009
Around Town - Race Update
In a surprising finish to stage 19 today Mark Cavendish tuned the unexpected bunch sprint at the end into his 5th stage win of this tour. He is simply unstoppable when he gets into the right position. This looked like a stage where the break-a-way would have stayed ahead and someone in the break would have won the stage. But, seemingly, because Robobank didn't get anyone into the break and wanted to set up Freire for a possible victory, they rode hard in order to reel the break in thus setting up a bunch sprint at the end. Once that happens it is almost impossible to stop Cavendish. I think he still cannot win the Green Jersey having been relegated to last place on a previous stage for bumping Thor Hushovd. Otherwise he would have won it for sure.