The race and the riders
All the voices got together t
o give our final views on this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France. It was one of the most exciting Tours in, well, since most of us can remember so there’s much to discuss! In the first part of this round-table we focus on the race and the riders, while in part two tomorrow we talk about some of the broader points around the race.
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Not so long ago, I was holding out for the onset of some hors categorie climbs to breathe new life into my ailing Fantasy Tour de France team. I should have known better than to think that my downward spiral could ever be reversed, as all I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks has been an ever-growing malaise among the riders of Much Abdou About Nothing.
It’s been so bad in fact, that I’ve slumped to 583rd, which puts all of my fellow VeloVoices above me (comfortably, I might add). Not even cheering on David Millar or Mark Cavendish on the Champs Elysees could change that. So it’s time for me to be realistic, open, and honest, and look into the finer detail as to where I went wrong. Who knows? I may learn something. Continue reading →