Sprinters' teams unwilling to work on Tour stage 15

GreenEdge chase, Tour de France 2012, stage 13

Orica-GreenEdge and Lotto-Belisol played poker today during the 15th stage of the 2012 Tour de France to Pau and neither won. The stalemate saw an escape get enough time and end the sprinters' chance of winning.

"We can't put our guys on the front day in and day out. It's 35 degrees and it's really hot. If we use three guys to ride, then we have three less guys to use in the final," Orica's Matt Goss explained. He recovered in the shade of the team's bus in a parking lot in Pau's centre.

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