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Friday, July 20, 2012

Tour de France 2012 Podium Girls: 3




A completely awesome sprint from Mark Cavendish to take today's Tour stage and give him his 22nd Tour win.  Since his win in the first week Cavendish has had to sacrifice his stage win aspirations to support Bradley Wiggins' seemingly unstoppable route to becoming the first British winner of the toughest sporting event in the world.




Cavendish had deliberately lost weight to help him on the nine ascents of Box Hill on the Olympic road race route, taking place next weekend (and passing just 200 yards from Triple P's house) .  He seemed to have lost his top end speed in some of the other sprints early on in the tour.  Despite all those mountain ascents, however, he looked like his old self in Brive-la Gaillarde today; coming from way back to take the line in one of his greatest sprints ever.  It bodes well for the Olympics!


Most satisfactory!


So its appropriate to look at the points leader's jersey podium girls in this post.  The PMU girls are not slavishly following the all over colour coding of the other jerseys but instead have these rather elegant white numbers with just a hint of colour.  Elegant!

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