Wednesday, July 06, 2005

BBC SPORT | Other Sport... | Cycling | Armstrong takes overall Tour lead

A most fanatastic stage -the team trials. A tough 3-way competition between the leading man Armstrong's team - Discovery, Zabriskie's(who was currently holding onto the yellow jersey) team CSC and Jan Ulrich's team T-Mobile. Lots of drama with Discovery winning by slimmest of margins (2 seconds where normally margins are at least 10-20 seconds) over CSC. This margin would have still allowed Zabriskie to keep his yellow jersey as he would be joint leader with Armstrong, having started with a 2 - sec advantage on the day. Unluckily for him he crashed around 1.5 Kms from the finish - after leading his team to a good fight. A double dollop of bad luck actually cause if he had just made it to the 1Km mark with the team he would have got the same classification as the rest of the team.

Anyways the Boss has the yellow jersey again. However one does not expect to really defen it till the race hits the mountains. That's when you see why Armstrong is a worthy legend.

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