Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Cavendish takes his 5th stage Contador his 3rd Tour
Word Press ^ | July 25, 2010 | Todd Kinsey

Posted on 07/25/2010 9:01:16 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey

I struggled with what to write about the finale of this year’s Tour de France. Even though the Tour lasts for the better part of the month, when it ends, I always feel like it went by too fast. I love the spring classics season but they are just one individual day of drama compared to the saga that is the Tour. The Giro is like the kid brother and does little more than to prime the appetite for what’s to come in a few weeks. Of course there’s the Vuelta but if the Giro is the kid brother, the Vuelta is the red-headed step child of the Tour.

Alberto Contador won his third title and is beginning to cement his place in history as one of the best grand tour riders of all time. Can Andy Schleck finally take the next step and beat Contador or will he continue in futility just as Jan Ulrich did to Lance all those years. At least Jan got one Tour before Lance began his unprecedented run of seven straight Tour victories.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: albertocontador; andyschleck; lancearmstrong; markcavendish

1 posted on 07/25/2010 9:01:19 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Todd Kinsey

I love the le Tour de France too. Truly an Epic ride and the scenery through that part of the world is simply breathtaking. I do think the results were somewhat tainted, but the pelethon did wait up for Andy Schelck during one of the early stages when he crashed in the wet. There is nothing gained by harping on what could have been. All we know is what is. It was great seeing Lance riding again. He said for many years that he was the “hammer” but this year he was the “nail.” A great sportsman any which way.

2 posted on 07/25/2010 9:11:48 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Give me a hand up, not a hand out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BornToBeAmerican

Very well said. One of these days I’d like to go follow the Tour in person.

3 posted on 07/27/2010 7:03:35 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson