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July 08, 2004

McGee packs it in

Bradley McGee of Fdjeux.com abandoned during today's stage of the Tour de France.

McGee had been having a very good year, and was a favorite to take the prologue, but he's been suffering from back problems since the Tour started, problems he blamed on planting some olive trees at his new home.

He's the second Fdjeux.com rider to abandon, after fellow Aussie Nick Gates.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 8, 2004 in Bradley McGee, Top Stories, Tour news | Permalink

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Comments

Dry roads, no wind, no rain and US Postal members envolved in both crashes. I have been watching the Tour de France for five years and there have never been crashes like this. It appears that they may not all be accidents. Is is possible that US Postal is being targeted? It is a long way to the mountains. Injuries or US Postal being forced to take control of the Pellion which will exhaust the team before the mountains, either way Lance loses. But he loses especially if he is injuried.
My prayers and best wishes go with the Blue Train. Benjamin Novell appears to be sepecially targeted.
I get a rerun of each stage four to five times a day. Believe me when I say I have looked at these crashes from every angle

Posted by: Linda Hill at Jul 9, 2004 2:42:11 PM