|"ain't your usual waterstation" Riders stop for a quick pint of beer on the stoop of a bar in Dalstein, 1921|
Photo: scanned from krankwerkz personal mags collection (L'equippearchives)
(The tour sandwiched by the other le grandes , Giro and Vuelta, took place after Spring Classics races, namely cobblestone heaven, Hell of the North, Liege-Bastone-Liege (La doyenne), Flandrian, etc)
This year tour highlights, will be the climb of le Galibier twice, re-visit to the 21 hairpins of Le Alp dHuez, 10 flat stages and 2 time trials.
|The Peloton rides The Col du Galibier reaching the vicious L'Alpe d'Huez|
photo: kranwerkz.9f 25 July 2008 by Jasper Juinen
The two Luxembourgish will have to dance more on their bike to vanish last year nightmares, where Frank had a bad day in the cobble on the way to Arenberg (Stage 3), and Andy on the other hand, at stage 15, dropped his chain and stuck between his crank and bottom bracket (SRAM drivetrain?).
All in all, in that 2010 tour climax, Andy still got the Col du Tourmalet crown and the maillot jaune back to Contador's control after 2 years absent.