Garmin-Sharp GC contender Andrew Talansky after stage 5. Photo respectfully poached from Velonews.
CHAINWHEEL HARD MAN AWARD
The Hard Man Award goes to Team Lanterne Rouge and director Mashall Meggers. The team racked up a whopping 452 points for the day on the strength of 1-3-4 results from Stage winner Lars Boom, third place and yellow jersey holder Vincenzo Nibali, and fourth place finisher Peter Sagan. The stage also moved Team Lanterne Rouge up to third place in our league at 1545 points.
Marshall, drop me an e-mail at email@example.com and I'll arrange for you to receive your $10.00 gift card, compliments of the fine folks at Chainwheel.
Michael and Krissa Mattox of Team Wheel2Wheel continue to lead our 29 team league with 1729 points. As proof that clean cycling can prevail, Team Alldopedup is riding the tail of the autobus at 271 points.
I'll be adding a few more prize points and will update the awards calendar.