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!http://www.active.com/images/newsletters/cyclist/TourdeFrance2007/images/Pensec4150x150.jpg|style=padding:10px;|align=left|src=http://www.active.com/images/newsletters/cyclist/TourdeFrance2007/images/Pensec4150x150.jpg!A very conventional stage today if we didn't have that HEAVY CRASH in the dying moments.

 

This crash will be in all cyclists' heads tomorrow as it has completely changed the configuration of this race.

 

I was pretty much expecting a little match between Boonen and Oscar Frere today, but this crash changed everything and finally that is Boonen's teammate who stole the show.

 

Because of this crash that happened only two kilometres before the final sprint, we have had a pretty confused sprint when everybody was waiting for a big final.

 

Today's first and single échappée was the good one as it got only caught by peloton a few kilometres before the arrival. It has been a very strategic race today for all the teams that ended up in the unexpected finish.

 

Belgians were expecting a win of one their compatriot today but I bet they were not expecting Steegmans who usually prepares the sprint for Boonen who is anyway now on top of the rankings tonight.

 

Quick step has been lucky today and as I said yesterday this Tour will be lots of surprises but hopefully better than today's one.

 

Back tomorrow with some more hot news.

Ronan

 

Ronan Pensec participated in eight Tours, and wore the yellow jersey in 1990. He now operates Ronan Pensec Events, an official Tour de France operator hosting VIP cycling tours for recreational cycling enthusiasts.

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!http://www.active.com/images/newsletters/cyclist/TourdeFrance2007/images/Pensec4150x150.jpg|style=padding:10px;|align=left|src=http://www.active.com/images/newsletters/cyclist/TourdeFrance2007/images/Pensec4150x150.jpg!It was a classic day on the Tour de France today as we are in the observation round.

 

A massive sprint has logically ended up this stage as all the teams are really close to each other in rankings. It was clear that no one was willing to show either their motivations nor goals. We could obviously see that the teams that have great sprinters were trying to hold the peloton and retain any serious "echappée" to play the victory in the final sprint. I feel like we will have one more day at least like this as all the favourites are playing it strategic so far. The Tour de France is just about to start so be ready for some real action in the coming days.

 

There was definitely lots of stress and tension in the peloton today and I guess there will still be some on the boat that will take us this evening from England to France...it will be interesting to live.

 

Well, the Tour de France has only spent two days in England but it was warmly welcomed by thousands of people along the roads. Organisation was amazing and I think people really enjoyed the show today. It's been a great experience on both sides of the Channel!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, the great Tour de France is still alive, so stay tuned for some more hot news!

--Ronan

 

Ronan Pensec participated in eight Tours, and wore the yellow jersey in 1990. He now operates Ronan Pensec Events, an official Tour de France operator hosting VIP cycling tours for recreational cycling enthusiasts.

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!http://www.active.com/images/newsletters/cyclist/TourdeFrance2007/images/Pensec4150x150.jpg|style=padding:10px;|align=left|src=http://www.active.com/images/newsletters/cyclist/TourdeFrance2007/images/Pensec4150x150.jpg!First of all, I must confess I have not been so excited like this since a few years!

 

I can tell you that this '07 Tour de France will be one of the most open, uncertain and exciting to watch, for sure.

 

It’s clear that there are many players in the field who could win in three weeks' time. There is no team today that will have the control of the peloton and I think this is why teams will have to play it strategic, will have to be offensive, and riders will have to be able to create and catch opportunities along the race!

 

Everybody has been talking about Vinokourov here for weeks, and all the media are already making him champion. Well, I can tell you that there is a lot of pressure on his shoulders; I could feel it today when he was talking to the media, and I think the media will not actually help him to raise his level to win this Tour. We will see how it goes, but today, it is Klöden who really impressed me.

 

We have a potential champion here. No one is talking much about him so he is in a very good position to create some surprises. And as I said, this Tour de France is going to be full of surprises!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, there is 3,570 km to get to Paris now and I’ve not felt so excited like that for some time now. If I was listening to my heart, I would jump on my bike and run one more!

 

Back tomorrow with some more hot news, meanwhile enjoy the show!”

 

Ronan Pensec participated in eight Tours, and wore the yellow jersey in 1990. He now operates Ronan Pensec Events, an official Tour de France operator hosting VIP cycling tours for recreational cycling enthusiasts.

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