Monday, July 25, 2011
Season 2, Stage 7: Post-Tour Edition
I have Tour withdrawal. This morning I intuitively wanted to go online to watch another exciting stage.
Sadly, the Tour is over for another year. Yet, happily it was perhaps the most exciting and riveting edition since 1989; the LeMond vs Fignon battle.
My thoughts are about the past 3 weeks of drama. How could anyone forget it? Guy and I talked about the highs and lows of the first week (here). And, we're celebrating that Cadel Evans has moved into history as the first Aussie rider to win the biggest stage race in the world. Truly a magnificent performance riding with aplomb to finally make that step on the top rung of the podium.
Besides the great ride by Cadel, there's plenty of other riders who rode heroically. We talk about the up and coming riders who were as an important integral part the machinery of this Tour. The French are back with the fine and stunning performance of Pierre Rolland (read Guy's excellent post here). He's the one rider that protected and rode for Thomas Voeckler and then won the prestigious Alpe d'Huez stage. I believe he is the real deal!
And, Thor Hushovd really had a Thor de France winning 2 stages, TTT & yellow jersey for 9 days. His aggressive riding was stunning especially his descending skills winning into Gap.... remarkable.
Many thanks to Road Holland having sent Guy another beautiful new jersey. I'm anxiously awaiting my new jersey, due shortly. And, I will keep you updated when it arrives.
Also new, I present the new Tour de France issue from Paved Magazine, full of tasty Summer articles always a pleasure to read. Thanks Paved Magazine! Guy reviews an interesting article of the The Pain Principle from Walrus magazine.
We proudly wear two fine cycling caps from Galstudio. A hint: I'm getting set for a famous Spanish race next month!
And all that Tour talk means beer, Guy goes to the trusty fridge for a hoppy one...
Sit back and enjoy our post-Tour podcast... I promise no Tour withdrawal here!