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No Stopping Kittel - Henderson Out
9 Jul, 2014

The Brilliant Marcel Kittel did it again at the Tour de France making it three in Lille.  Alexander Kristoff threw everything including the kitchen sink at the German by going long, up until five metres from the line it was looking like the Norwegian might have pulled off the big one but a second later it was Kittel by a wheel.

The messy run in to the finish through the streets of the Euro tech capital had the teams searching for their leaders as time again the sprint trains were forced to regroup.  Omega Pharma QuickStep looked to be the most orgainised by without the sprint captain Cavendish at the helm the Belgian super team looked like a body without a head, Renshaw as fast as he is was unable to pull the extra watts and nail the win.

Kittels team Giant Shimano were caught out by the difficulty of the final kilometres with the sheer number of corners thrown at the peloton, in the end the big German had to muscle it out over three hundred metres proving he is the man for all finishes.

In bad news for Kiwi fans, Greg Henderson laid it down in spectacular style doing what he does best, the Lotto Belisol fastman was busy stringing out the peloton at 60kph when the rubber let go with no warning.  Henderson hit the road hard and as I am writing is undergoing knee surgery, we wish you a speedy recovery Hendi!

 

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Bad news for Kiwi fans as Hendi is forced to abandon after high speed crash

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