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July 16, 2003

cyclingnews.com | July 16th TdF news

Stuart O'Grady, who has been Credit Agricole's featured sprinter in years past, but this year, he's 13 pts down on Norwegian teammate Thor Hushovd:

What's the dynamic between you and Thor Hushovd concerning the sprints and the green jersey? "Thor has got himself in a better position, so I'll put myself in his services from now on."

The cyclingnews.com report also features the daily commissaire's report, which is a lot quieter than those of the last 3 days:

Stage 10 Communiqué

Tyler Hamilton and Nicolas Jalabert were each fined 100 Swiss francs for not signing in. CSC was stuck in traffic and arrived very close to start time.

Alberto Lopez de Munain (Euskaltel-Euskadi) crashed and finished the stage outside of the 9 percent time limit, but because his crash was caused by a spectator he will be permitted to continue the race.

The demonstration which delayed the peloton by 1'30" with respect to the breakaway was considered a normal incident, and as a result no time adjustments were made.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 16, 2003 in Tour news | Permalink