Sunday, July 10, 2005

A Win For Chicken

courtesy AFP

Michael Rasmussen of Rabobank---the man they call "Chicken"---scored a tremendous win today by soloing to the finish of Stage 9 a full three minutes ahead of the chasing group. Already wearing the polka-dot jersey, Rasmussen tightened his grip on the prize for best mountain climber. Not to mention that he also accomplished his dream of winning a stage in the Tour de France.

The chasers, Jens Voigt (CSC) and Chrisophe Moreau (Credit Agricole), finished a full three minutes ahead of the main peloton, moving Voigt into the race lead---for now.

Tomorrow is a rest day and then the Alps begin.