TOUR DE FARCE: Stage 1 is
Loads of carbon and bones were broken on day 1, but an Italian got over the line first, narrowly over an Australian and a Norweechin.
Contador was disappointed to have chipped his
freshly painted nails, but is otherwise fine.
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha
5 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne
8 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
9 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
10 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
14 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram
26 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team
28 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
71 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux
79 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
114 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
148 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto
183 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia
190 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia
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BIKE SWAP MEET
Nearly 200 folks rolled through on the weekend, helped by the bargain bike parts, gourmet sausages and fresh blends.
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