Thursday, June 09, 2011
Season 2, Stage 5: Pre-Tour Checkup
This is a particularly busy Podcast. Is it due to the two stage races before the upcoming Tour de France?
Now, that the Giro is over our thoughts turn toward the two stage races before Le Tour. The Criterium du Dauphine and the Tour de Suisse. In fact, as I write, the Dauphine is entering the last three high mountain stages. I call it, 'the climbers paradise.' And, that means we both throw in our prediction of our favorite rider to win one of those leg searing stages.
Getting into the French mood is no problem and it's easier with Galstudio's Vive la France cycling cap. Guy has Antipodean pride on and I have my 1984 Team Reynolds jersey on. Why? Have a look and find out.
We both offer up a book review. Firstly, Guy talks about the new book by Sky rider Bradley Wiggins entitled, "On Tour'. I show fellow Sky rider Michael Barry's book, 'Le Métier'. For more in depth book review of both books, check back soon.
I have an update on Team Spidertech and their next race, the Tour de Beauce in Québec. It starts June 14-19th and Svein Tuft will lead an extra strong squad of spiders for only one goal ...to win Canada's stage race.
And, of course we wash it down with a very special beer!