Thursday, July 15, 2010

Radioshack's Paulinho's first Tour victory

SHOOT: Nice to see something working out for Radioshack. Now when will we see Lance make a move?
clipped from
Portugal's Sergio Paulinho celebrates as he records his first ever Tour de France victory for the RadioShack team.

(CNN) -- Portugal's Sergio Paulinho won stage ten to hand Lance Armstrong's RadioShack team their first victory in the Tour de France.

Paulinho narrowly held off Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus after both riders launched a bid for the line with 14km of the stage remaining.

The peloton never threatened to go with the pair and rolled in at their leisure, with Paulinho becoming the first Portuguese stage winner since Acacio Da Silva in 1989.

It was not a day for me to do anything. Even if it was quite up and down, there was nothing for me to achieve.
--Andy Schleck

"For me this victory is more important than the silver medal in the Olympic Games. This is the best race in the world and to win one stage in the Tour is the pinnacle of what a cyclist can achieve."

"Okay, there was a lot of wind so the team had to do some work all the way to Gap but it wasn't too stressful. I had a little bit of time to enjoy my first day in the yellow jersey.

 blog it

No comments: