Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly Issue 2 - Page 126

Not Cricket A Miscellany of Le Tour de France 2010 2010 "I'm not the jury, but for sure those guys wouldn't get the fair play award from me today... I'm really disappointed. My stomach is full of anger, and I want to take my revenge". Was maillot jaune Andy Schleck talking about the herd of sheep that unexpectedly appeared from the side of the Tourmalet causing the peleton to quickly circumnavigate? Not quite. His fury was directed at Alberto Contador for failing to stop when Schleck’s chain broke. Dog-eat-dog, but some said Contador had broken one of the peloton’s unwritten rules. Cuddles The First A Miscellany of Le Tour de France 2011 2011 The Tour saw a stage for the ages as Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans dueled on the slopes of the Galibier. Schleck won the stage with an epic breakaway, but eventual champion Evans saved his Tour with a determined counter-attack to the summit. Australia’s first ever champion, Evans once spent a week in a coma after being kicked in the head by a horse. Ouch. Nicknamed ‘Cuddles’ by the press for his spiky interviews, he is also a generous philanthropist and has supported the Free Tibet movement, Aboriginal education & the Amy Gillet Foundation. 126