Video of stage 9 breakaway crash It's been a big start to the Tour de France. Favourites getting caught out, crashes and maverick moto drivers. In no particular order, here are my top surprises (so far) from the Tour:
- Contador getting caught out on stage 1 with poor bunch positioning. Rookie error. - Hushovd climbing so well and holding onto yellow. - Cadel's aggression so early in the Tour. - BMC's great TTT. - The number of crashes and GC contendors taken out. A mix of bad luck, reckless conduct by spectators/media cars... and perhaps some responsiblity needs to be taken by the race director (for stage 5, at least).
What are your surprises?