Should George be in yellow?

United States
July 19, 2009 8:37pm CST
Ok, who is to blame for George not bing in yellow? I know 5 seconds can go a lot of ways, but do you think Astana miscalculated, or do you think Garmin had a grudge? Or was it just good tactics for Garmin to make the same teams have to defend the jersey? What do you think? I like the idea of George in yellow and a lot of the guys back there were his old teammates, but it is always a bit weird to ask a pro not to race as hard as possible.
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@Philbo (579)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
Keeping the pace down just a little more in the peloton and letting George take the yellow jersey would have been really classy by the rest of the teams. I don't think it would have been any skin off anyone's nose in the long run to hold back a little. Everyone knew that the leaders were going to shuffle in the mountains the day after anyway. On the other hand it is a race after all and if your team isn't there to try and win or at least make the best showing possible they shouldn't be there.
• United States
20 Jul 09
on second thought, the best solution would have been for George to ride 6 seconds faster and everything would be solved.
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@Philbo (579)
• Canada
20 Jul 09
There's the easiest solution to the whole problem.