Tour de France 2013: stage ten - rider reaction

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Tour de France 2013: stage ten – rider reaction

Yesterday’s tenth stage of the 2013 Tour de France ended in controversy.

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano) made contact moments before Veelers crashed at high speed within sight of the finish line.

Twitter was abuzz with speculation, blame, and armchair analysis, but also with the thoughts of those whose opinions  matter: the riders involved.

Here’s a round-up of the thoughts of Cavendish, Veelers, ¬†and Veelers’ team-mates, Keon de Kort and stage winner, Marcel Kittel.

The views of recently retired sprint legend, Robbie McEwen, and New Zealander, Greg Henderson, a member of Andre Greipel’s Lotto Belisol sprint train, are also worth hearing.

If you don’t speak Dutch, Veelers’ Tweet translates as: “Mixed feelings: happy with our second win, obviously not happy with my scrapes and bruises.”

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