Tour organisers could well bring forward the Alpe d’Huez as early as stage five in next year’s Tour de France and Mark Cavendish would still probably win it. They could get a spectator wearing a red t-shirt to throw Tony Martin under a bus driven by a white dog – and still the German would dust himself off, organise an efficient lead-out train and then pass the baton on to his erstwhile Omega Pharma-Quick Step team-mates to finish off the job.
If Pierre Rolland is further up the road on the 15th hairpin bend, then fine – they’ll just get Sylvain Chavanel on his bright orange bike to reel him in, spit him out, and then flick his elbow to allow Nikki Terpstra, Matteo Trentin and Gert Steegmans to have a bite of the Cav gateau.
Video Highlights 03/07/2013: Cagnes-sur-Mer – Marseille (228,5 km – Stage 5 – Tour de France 2013)
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