Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stages 12-14

Ryder is back in pink! How sweet is that?

Ali and Eryn shared the win on stage 12. Chris O won stage 13. And Patrick claimed the win in the first big mountain stage. He had 320 points, thanks to De Marchi, Hesjedal, Tiralongo, and Frank Schleck. Eryn finished second, in part because she's the only one to have picked today's real stage winner, Andrey Amador. He combined with Hesjedal and Schleck to give her 290 points. Jonny G rounded out the podium with 270 points.

In the overall race, King Andy snatched the lead from Jonny B on stage 12. But Jonny B snatched it back today. He now leads the overall standings with 2114 points. Andy is in second overall, just 41 points back. And I am in third place, another 18 points behind Andy.

But the biggest development in the overall standings has to do with Patrick, whose team was unjustly robbed of the points that Cavendish received for the first 10 stages. And all because of a spelling mistake on the scoresheet. Sorry about that, Patrick! It is fixed now. Retroactive points from Cavendish combined with the 320 from today's stage win vault Patrick all the way up to 4th overall. He is 87 points back of the final podium spot.

Full results and overall standings here.

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