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Frank Schleck, One For The History Books

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If you were lucky enough to watch Stage 18 last night, you saw one of the best days of bike racing in years. Andy and Frank Schleck finally attacked and got it right, using their double-threat to maximum advantage, and as a result achieved another stage win, jumped in the GC to now be in a dominant position, and Andy has ridden a stage that will be talked about for years.

To quickly get the bit players of the day out of the equation, Voeckler holds on to his lead still, and Contador and Sammy Sanchez are out of contention for the overall win, with both cracking under the cruel tempo Cadel set in trying to minimise his losses to Andy up the final ascent of the day.

So what went down? With about 60km remaining in the stage, on the second of three massive mountain climbs, Andy Schleck attacked the peloton, and after all the other leaders looked at each other to say “I’m not chasing him. You do it” he started to take some serious time out of everyone.