Monday, July 9, 2007


It is early in a race to see a lot of people abandon, but I am very anxious to see who starts tomorrow and who doesn't. Today's crash seemed to catch a lot of people Fred Rodriquez rolled in last looking a hundred years old. Not good. 2 more days of sprint finishes could further thin the pack. I am really looking forward to Thursday, the profile favors a breakaway and with the Mountains looming on Saturday it could be a spring board to a good day of racing. Sprinters should be tired and the climbers/GC guys might hesitate. I'm not saying a break will get 30 minutes.... but should make for a little more drama than waiting for a break to get caught.
Still can't get over McEwen's sprint on stage one. He came from nowhere to first so fast. The overhead camera shot is jawdropping.
One last note. The Russian/Euro Mullet has been in the pro ranks for a while and has been taken to it's logical extreme by the USSR's own Joe Dirt. AKA Vladmir Karpets (How many guys mullet and sibeburns extend past their time trial helmets?), but there were some very Jam/Small faces haircuts turning up this tour. Bradley Wigging didn't get a prologue win, but has to feel good in this modfather doo and Wim Vansevenant may never be as popular with me as Wim Van Huffel, but his hair is worthy of mention.

And if for some reason the TDF isn't interesting to you, go to NYCBike Snob. This blog is out of hand and has been hitting home runs daily.

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