Pezcyclingnews: Lee’s Tour Lowdown: Germany Calling!


Jan 3, 2005
The first five days of the 2015 Tour de France are behind us, as are the cobbles of Belgium. Lee Rodgers has been keeping a keen eye on all the happenings so far: Why so many crashes, is there a boss of the peloton and who is looking good for the final overall prize? Those and many other questions answered. So here is his first Tour Lowdown of the year.The sight of Tony Martin in Yellow thanks to his storming finish on Stage 4 cheered many folk up, and I am sure seeing Andre Greipel smashing his way to win his second stage has done precisely the same.German dominationThe finale of Stage 5 was a nerve shredder of a finish, with that narrow road almost begging for a mass pile-up. Thankfully, we avoided that this time. The Gorilla has yet to win the green jersey at the Tour but he seems determined to see that set right here, becoming the most-winning German ever at the Tour with this win.Intriguingly, Mark Cavendish (write him off at your peril) has the better lead out team, but he seems to be ever so slightly over-dependent upon his men at the moment. On the last sprint stage he more or less laid the loss at the feet of Mark Renshaw will he find a fall guy for this one?Not top Cav!Tony Martin surged into the second to last corner brilliantly to lead the Etixx – Quick-Step men into it, but after that they seemed...

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