It sure looked like the group with the yellow jersey slowed up after Menchov's fall. Are they going to regret that? He is about the only one of the leaders who can TT with Evans and looks mighty strong.
Yeah he looked way stronger than Sastre that attacked 3 times and came in with Kohl 20 seconds ahead of Menchov. I will say Menchov looks strong but his problem is when he gets in the "Red Zone" he has a hard time recovering. He has never finished ahead of Sastre at the Tour in recent years. Sastre Gets stronger over 3 weeks, the saem can not be said for Menchov.Sprocket - Matt said:Yep.. Menchov looked strongest on the climb... Even after his fall.
BTW - I love this sport... it's just classy to give the guy a fighting chance to get back with the group... Even if he's gonna make you suffer for it.
Don't get me wrong, I think it is great that the rest of the GC contenders seemed to slow up a bit and wait for Menchov. Interesting though, isn't it? These guys do pretty much anything to win, but refuse to take advantage of a spot of bad luck by one of the favourites. You wouldn't see that in many other professional sports.justinb said:I can't speak for anyone else, but I've never regretted sportsmanship.
Evans tells the story differently:dagger said:I have watched the last 8k 3 times and they did not wait for Menchov. Schleck drove the group for several minutes after Menchov fell. Schleck NEVER looked back after they passed Menchov.