Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Bay Area, CA
TDF, anyone following?
Like the title says, anyone following Le Tour this year? I gotta say, it's been a completely unexpected and exciting year this year. Lots of big names dropped out, Chris Froome didn't even start the race as he was in a big accident during the Paris-Roubaix.
That left the field pretty much wide open and in stepped a Frenchman named Julian Alaphillipè. I have but one thing to say about him. Heart like a Lion. He's defended the yellow jersey in fine style and proven worthy of wearing it. Honestly, though it was unexpected by many, he won it in fine style too. Two stages left, and he pulled on the yellow jersey again today for the 14th time this Tour.
If you have the chance to catch replays of the stages, I recommend the watch. I mean, if you're into bicycles anyway. Even if you aren't, it's been a pretty good year, many different stage winners and no domination of the peloton by a single team like it has been in the past. All good for cycling in my book. It's all made the outcome of Le Tour completely unpredictable and anyone of the top four or five could win by the time the peloton rides to Paris.........sean
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