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July 17, 2003

O'Grady picks up 8 sprint points, but...

Stuart O'Grady picked his breakaway pretty well today, and is likely to make up some ground in the green jersey competition, but the FDJeux.com team placed a rider, Carlos da Cruz, in the same break, and da Cruz nipped O'Grady at both intermediate sprints, limiting him to 4 points at each (and picking up 6 pts each time for himself).

Another good example of the teamwork in the Tour, and of limiting the damage your opponents can do.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 17, 2003 in Tour news | Permalink

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