Tag: Michael Gogl

El Pistolero turns Shootist on the Croix de la Fer

Like the leader of a troupe of tragedians looking for an audience, Alberto Contador started Stage 17 of the Tour ready to put on a show. Playing the famous version of himself – a bit like John Wayne in a western, rather than one…

Stage 11: No lollygagging… and other rules of the road

Domestiques know their fate even before the race begins. The deal is there’s no glory, little chance of a stage win, and no exceptions. The leader comes first. That goes for when you’re lying wounded in the middle of the road too. This just…

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