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July 17, 2003

NYTimes.com | A Charge From the Rear Takes the Tour's 11th Stage

Samuel Abt's Stage 11 review is up at NYTimes.com.

So, when eight riders sleeping with the fish in the overall standings bolted 57 kilometers (35 miles) into the flat, 153.5-kilometer 11th stage today, the pack reacted drowsily. The Tour's leaders wanted to save their energy for the individual race against the clock on Friday, and everybody else possibly just wanted to admire the sunflowers.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 17, 2003 in Stage results | Permalink

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