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New Juggernaut (TDF 2012 – Stage 7)

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New Juggernaut – Team Sky just knocked 99% of their rivals out of the Tour de France today.

With shades of US Postal in the era of Lance Armstrong’s total dominance, Bradley Wiggins’ Team Sky threw their boys on the front of the peloton, and said boys then rode a savage tempo, breaking all but two of the major contenders off the back of the bunch.

New Juggernaut
Chris Froome takes a wonderful win at La Planche des Belles Filles.

It was great to see Mick Rogers and Richie Porte drilling it for Wiggo, watching big guns like Gesink, Valverde, Van den Broeck, Basso, Leipheimer and Schleck drop off the back.

Admittedly VDB and Valverde had unlucky mechanicals, but all of the other big guns were shelled by Sky.

The final sprint up the wall was superb, with Cadel taking on Froomey and Wiggo, with Nibali dropping just behind at the very end.

At the end of the day, the least fancied of the boys there bopped the win, and it is always nice to see one of the not-so-big hitters gain some glory.

New Juggernaut. This is looking like a big month for the Brits!

Toby Watsonhttps://www.veloveritas.co.uk
Ex-Garmin Transitions physiotherapist and soigneur Toby Watson brings you inside the squad, and shows you what it's like to be working with a top team on the biggest races in the world. Through his regular blog updates, Toby shares his sense of drama and fun that were essential parts of his job. Toby is Australian, and currently lives in Girona with his fiancee Amanda. If he has any time, he enjoys reading and running, and occasionally skiing too, when he can.

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