I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Best Tour de France (in a long, long time)?

Yepper, at least in my opinion.  Not because there were no Schleck / Contador/ broken chain moments and because the little doping news was created by insignificant cyclists who will always remain insignificant.  There were tacks, at least 38 of them, and Team Sky demonstrated true sportsmanship.  I somehow suspect that if Cadel Evans had been leading by the same time as Wiggins BMC Cycling might not have been as sportsman-like (my opinion based on not being an Evans fan).  An American cyclist, Tejay Van Garderen, finished 5th, and whether he understands it or not, he's still a kid.  There was also a young Slovakian, Peter Sagan, who simply glows with potential, and it isn't just the Luiqigas    kit.  The French won stages, Thomas Voeckler was King of the Mountain!  This was a year in which there really was no controversy to steal away the spotlight, no Armstrong, no Contador.  This was a year in which the race truly was about the cyclist, a celebration of man and machine.

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