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Monday, July 18, 2011

The Tour in 133 Characters or less - Stages 9-13 - updates

Firstly, thanks to #tdf133 sponsors - Apres Velo, Bikes Books and Beers, and La Clinica A Mano


Stage 9 - I neutralised the comp due to the crazy crashes. Judging the "best" summary of crashes didn't sit right with me. Sorry folks

Stage 10 -
Winner: @sansenmag:

Manx missile launch failure caused German gorilla to escape from zoo peloton

Honourable mentions:
@techknowgn 

Mostly rubber side down they rode; Cavendish missed his train & couldn't grappel Greipel. The tour wears its training bra 1 more day

@smfifteen 

PG derails the HTC train, solos in vain. No-kick Cav kicks himself as Gorilla nicks victory. TDF confirmed as “shit small race

Stage 11 
Winner  - @cycletard

Air raid sirens in Gaillac signal Manxman Mark to launch missile causing Greipel to grapple at line as Gilbert loses grip on green.

Honourable mentions:

@wilko602 
One of @MarkCavendish best wins last night. HTC did all the chasing all the hard work and totally outclassed the others

@smfifteen
Six slick escapees strive to make sprinters go Boom but Renshaw’s return sees HTC’s green-eyed monster secure the jersey he covets

Stage 12 

Winner - @techknowgn

AC got dropped like a rock; wasnt much of a shock, one schleck looked back, the other attacked and Voeklers the fellow in yellow

Closely following:
@butterflywriter

The Beijing king triumphant reigns the polka dots too he takes, while the lion roars in tri-couleur and the Welsh enjoy their cakes

@cycletard 

Slipped betwixt two slips of Schleck, a Spaniard struggles as a Basque battler brings Bastille Day glory to the clan of the carrots

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Stage 13 -

Winner 

@dontcallmekaty 

Vultures visit; Kloedi goes Boom; Rainbows resplendent after Thor thunders and storms the mountain; Roy's raw ride wrings our hearts  

But there were a lot of good ones:
@butterflywriter
Jeremy Roy the King of Hearts and Thor Hushovd the Ace of Clubs bet the house with two French Kings and Belgian Spade

@cycletard
No miracle at Lourdes; vultures spell doom for Klöden; Boom as a Norse god wages war on a newly-crowned king and hero of the mist.

@sansenmag
On breakaway day/Roy soars into polka dots/Moncoutié does not/Thor roars to stage victory/Mountain goats play possum in Pyrenees

@wilko602
Good to see Thor continue Cadel's legacy in the rainbow jersey and stick that jinx where it belongs.

@brassyn
Big boys hold station as Thor hammers J-Roy's heart. Next target: his Garmin contract. PhilGil ignores the memo.

@sitdowninfront
Roy showed heart as Thor took the Mountain by both hands & ROARED. The Peloton nodded quietly in approval for the Rainbow Stripes

@techknowgn
Klodis back leaves Levi alone; Lars cracks with a Boom and Thor brings the Thunder on Aubisque

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