Alberto Contador won on Alpe d’Huez today and Fabian Cancellara won the prologue TT in the Tour de Suisse. It’s nice when the unexpected happens isn’t it? For Contador it was a dominant display of climbing and attacking as he repeatedly tried to loosen the grip on the GC jersey held by Brajkovik. Janez did an equally impressive job of hanging on and looks in superb form for the TDF. Too bad he’ll be relegated to being a domestique. Oh sigh, … that’s right, this was a day of the unexpected.
While in Switzerland, without motor assist, Fabian Cancellara stormed the course, even in wet conditions and proved that motors are for ninnies and rumors are short-lived. You really think this guy isn’t that fast? Well, I do. Oh, and Brajkovic’s teammate…err, I mean leader: 44th.
Dauphiné highlights: Sporza.be
Stage 6 results
1. Alberto Contador (Astana)_____________4:31:01
2. Janez Brajkovik (Radioshack)___________s.t.
3. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas)_____________+0:17
Critérium du Dauphiné GC after stage 6
1. Janez Brajkovik (Radioshack)___________0:00:00
2. Alberto Contador (Astana)_____________+1:41
3. Tejay Van Garderen (Columbia)_________+2:41
Tour de Suisse Prologue/GC
1. Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank)____0:10:21
2. Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas)_______+0:01
3. Tony Martin (Columbia)__________+0:03
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