Your Funny Uncle wrote:Sad to see that Laurent Fignon has died. The finish of the 1989 tour where he lost by just 8 seconds to Greg LeMond is one of the greatest moments in cycling history.
I saw that he'd died and had forgotten that he was ill - so my initial reaction was "Uh Oh another early death due to amount of drugs taken during his career" - i was almost relieved when it said he'd died of cancer.
How screwed up is cycling that it makes you think like that.
Aye I did. It was horrifying. What most freaked me out though was that he got straight back on a finished the stage! The doctor was leaning out of a car window patching him up on the move. Seriously those fellas are made of steel.
I was in the pub at dinner time trying to ward off a meeting by drinking heavily for half an hour and The Guardian had the most horrific photo of his arse cheek. I had to keep looking at it to check it was actually his arse cheek and not a piece of seared pork. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
Yes it was a wonderful tour. I feel so sorry for Wiggins as it seems he might have had a great chance. I think it was the fact that no one was super-strong that made it so exciting!
An ex colleague of mine was in Paris for the last stage today and he said he bumped into Cadel Evans in his hotel. Apparently he was really rude and wouldn't have his photo taken, which kind of reinforces his reputation as a bit of an arse, but he rode brilliantly and was a worthy winner.
Agreed - i thought it was great - never really sure who would win. Wiggins would definitely have been in with a shout - but ironically his absence gave the rest of Team Sky an opportunity to show what they can do.
Cav remains the Best British Sportsmen in the World - will probably comes 43rd in Sports Personality
Anyone watching? It's too bad Chritopher Froome is so good, I was hoping for a more exciting Tour. I'm still enjoying watching to see how the Dutch guys (Mollema and Ten Dam) are doing, and there are some good mountains still coming, up until the very last day (well, the last day before Paris). I don't see Froome losing though.
RITH wrote:Anyone watching? It's too bad Chritopher Froome is so good, I was hoping for a more exciting Tour. I'm still enjoying watching to see how the Dutch guys (Mollema and Ten Dam) are doing, and there are some good mountains still coming, up until the very last day (well, the last day before Paris). I don't see Froome losing though.
Very impressive performance up Mont Ventoux today. I am sure he wanted to win that stage to send a huge signal out. And I agree, only catastrophe will stop him winning.