A dif­fer­ent kind of fight­ing spirit

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

Car­los Barredo showed Tues­day he’s got more than one kind of fight in him.

The Spa­niard led a long, solo break­away that was swal­lowed up by a small group of chasers in­clud­ing Arm­strong in the last 1,000 me­ters of the 16th stage. It was enough to earn him the day’s Com­bat­ive­ness Prize.

Dur­ing the sixth stage, Barredo got into a rough-and­tum­ble brawl with Rui Costa of Por­tu­gal af­ter the fin­ish line, with Barredo at­tempt­ing to hit the Caisse d’Epargne rider over the head with a bi­cy­cle wheel.

The two rid­ers apol­o­gized the next day.

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Andy Sch­leck, wear­ing the best young rider’s white jersey, ac­cepts a bot­tle of wa­ter from Al­berto Con­ta­dor of Spain, wear­ing the over­all leader’s yel­low jersey, right.

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