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

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tacky stage 14 of the Tour de France

As anybody who's been watching the tour today knows, they had a bit of a problem with tacks with at least 30 riders receiving punctures over a 1 kilometer stretch of the route.  Basically what  happened was some asshole drop a lot of tacks on the road, apparently after the Sky Team had passed by.

Tack in the tire

Crowd control is difficult on these stretches narrow road, thousands of fans mull all over sometimes opening what looks like only the barest of gaps for the cyclists to pass through.  Cadel Evans suffered three punctures and had to wait for his team to arrive to get a new tire, maybe he should consider not abandoning them as he often does in the mountains.  Hincapie is on his team for a reason, not to be left behind.  Wiggins proved how truly civil the Brits are by slowing down the race until Evans could catch up.  One can only wonder if Evans would have done the same thing if their positions had been reversed.  I am not a big fan of Cadel Evans, in case anybody was wondering.

Congratulations to Luis Leon Sanchez for winning the stage!  Rabbobank deserved the win.

Luis Leon

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