2008 Tour de Deauville Cycliste Stage 2 Photos

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More photos from the Tour de Deauville Cycliste.  Is banning race radios a good idea?  This photo essay answers that question once and for all!


2008 Tour de Deauville Cycliste:  A six-man breakaway arrives in Deauville during yesterday's Stage 2.
The breakaway includes race leader Frank Schleck, his brother Andy (best young rider), and
Sylvain Chavanel.  Thomas Voeckler of Bouygues Telecom is at the back of the group where
he has been yo-yo-ing since the neutral zone.
Copyright © 2008 Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com


2008 Tour de Deauville Cycliste:  No one in Deauville seemed to be paying attention to the race.
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2008 Tour de Deauville Cycliste:  The race reaches the high mountains of Deauville.
(We were reminded of the Izoard!)  Voeckler is losing contact again.  We spoke to Voeckler
before the stage and he told us he is not here for the overall or even to win stages.  His objective?
"We want to demonstrate again, as we did earlier in the season, that race radios are not needed.
We are not using them and we will show that you can race safely without them."
(We were skeptical but we wished Thomas luck.)
Copyright © 2008 Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com


2008 Tour de Deauville Cycliste:  The serious climbing has begun and Andy Schleck
leads the way.  Where is Voeckler?
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2008 Tour de Deauville Cycliste:  Without race radios, the Bouygues Telecom team is unable to
warn Voeckler about the giant seashell in the road.
Copyright © 2008 Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

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