Tour de France Twitter wrap: Stage 12
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After three tough days in the Alps, the race has taken on a slightly different complexion. Our hero, Cadel, has fallen out of the top three and is now over three minutes behind Wiggins, who remains in yellow.
Nibali has replaced him and Froome still holds down second.
One wonders if Froome had not been caught up in a crash earlier in the race when he lost two minutes to the leaders, whether Sky may be backing the wrong guy. Froome’s attack up La Toussuire that dropped Wiggins quite comfortably says to me that he’s a bit like Pierre Rolland last year. Clearly the stronger rider than his leader but unable to break free due to team restrictions.
As for Cadel, there is still a lot of water to go under the bridge yet, but being over three minutes down on one of the best time triallers in the world is going to be a steep ask.
Anyway, to the tweets…
Late diner just finished and some words about todays stage – i am in the hurtbag….
— Jens Voigt (@thejensie) July 13, 2012
When Jens is in the hurtbag, its bad news for everyone #jensvoigtquotes #shutuplegs
By the way, if you want some laugh out loud reading, make sure you check out the series of tweets Jens wrote about his daughter having horse riding lessons.
— Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) July 13, 2012
Cav heaping praise on David Millar and the British national team. Oh and in case you were wondering who was the odd one out, it was Ian Stannard (who isn’t actually at the Tour). #thenewdreamteam #pommybastards
Almost all day in the hurtbox. Now that was a tour stage.
— Brett Lancaster (@bdlancaster) July 12, 2012
It wouldn’t be a proper mountain stage without this being the case, Brett
— Fran Millar (@franmillar) July 13, 2012
I wonder how many riders have openly said this before and then tested positive…*cough* Lance Armstrong *cough*
Rarely have I been that determined. Amazing what love and pride can do, & on the 45th anniversary of Tommy Simpsons death. It’s a mad world.
— David Millar (@millarmind) July 13, 2012
Stoked for David Millar. He is the one ex-doper who I actually now have some respect for on a personal level. What a champion…
@millarmind Friday 13th occurs 3 times in 2012, each 13 weeks apart. Wont happen again for 666 years. And #66 won on Day 13.Spooky eh? A13
— Andrew Croker (@crokes) July 13, 2012
…Although this is just outright spooky #Friday13th #racefixing
226km not so easy kilometres…that first 100k was a bit on the intense side. (BMC) boys great; placed me nicely for a nervous final #tdf
— Cadel Evans (@CadelOfficial) July 13, 2012
Cadel rather analytical about last night’s stage
— Phil Liggett (@PhilLiggett) July 13, 2012
This seems to make sense…
— fränkschleck (@schleckfrank) July 13, 2012
And this is the reason why Frank Schleck hasn’t won a Tour de France #enoughsaid
First relegation of my career…bit over the top I think. Especially the 30pts. Sorry for my @orica_greenedge team mates who worked all day.
— Matt Goss (@mattgoss1986) July 13, 2012
Gossy’s relegation was an interesting one. I reckon relegating him one place to behind Sagan, given how far ahead of everyone else they were, would’ve been good enough. Stripping him of all his points from the stage was excessive. Hard to argue against him being erratic though. #thatwaswild #abdujaparovstyle
— Michael Rogers (@mickrogers) July 13, 2012
This pass by Mick Rogers is flatout un-Australian. We don’t want you any more, Dodger. Go and live in England the rest of your life #traitor
Stock tip: whenever we win, markets are up. DJIA up 1.62% today.
— Jonathan Vaughters (@Vaughters) July 13, 2012
Quick! Buy buy buy!
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