Friday, July 08, 2011
Season 2, Stage 6: Week One, Thor de France.
The first week of le Tour is almost over and one sure thing is that it's turning out to be one of the most exciting editions.
Guy and I are back and talk about the highs and lows that make up this intriguing first week of racing. The God of Thunder: Thor Hushovd has worn the yellow jersey for six days and along with Tyler Farrars' stage 3 victory has given massive success to their Garmin-Cervelo team. It's historical, a first Tour stage win & yellow jersey for the American squad.
And, the Norwegian fun keeps rolling with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) winning his first Tour stage. So, it makes good sense that we offer a toast to these two Vikings with a special Norse beer.
Ok, the Tour is the greatest bike race in the world, no? Well, Guy reveals why in his book review, 'Tourman: The Men Who Made The Tour de France', by Les Woodland. He's one of my favorite writers having a vast, colorful knowledge of this great race.
I come equipped wearing another fine handmade cycling cap from Galstudio. And, Guy has news from our sponsor Road Holland whilst proudly sporting his RoadHolland cycling jersey.
I'm wearing the Weight of the Nation t-shirt in support for Ryder Hesjedal. He's in a tough position but the mountains are coming where he will shine. We can only be optimistic, as Cadel Evans certainly looks highly motivated to go for all the marbles.
This Thor de France is entering the mountains and it's going to get more exciting!