Polka Dots T18-20
Back out on the road again today. In fact it will be road stages until the final week of the Tour now. The early break was comprised of seven guys, but it was Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) who left the group to suck up some King of the Mountains points. By going over the top of the first climb of the day, and this one, the Cote de Trimen, he pulled equal on points in the competition for the Maillot a Pois. With two more climbs to come, he is hoping that he will be wearing a new jersey tomorrow. It is Chavanel's 18th Tour de France. And that is a new record for participations in the grand bucle, as far as I know, he has finished them all. Well this one is still being contested.