Friday, March 13, 2015

Paris Nice Stage 5: Crevaison

Matti Beschel (Tinkoff Saxo) seems to be having all of the punctures in Paris Nice, at least all of the ones that are caught on camera.  He takes the opportunity to stretch out his back while the team mechanic quickly changes the rear wheel before giving him a push to send him along his way.  Unlike his puncture when he was in a late break for the line, thankfully, this one was early in the day with 40 kilometers left to race in the stage.  He will have no problem rejoining the peloton.

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