Ride With Me

July 5, 2009

So like many others around me I have decided I’m going to get into Le Tour this year. While I don’t really fancy bike riding and the thought of doing it for 200kms straight literally hurts me, there is this aura about the Tour that is pretty hard to resist. I’ve been doing a bit of research and while I may not have the same knowledge of Tricky/ others, I thought I would share my thoughts.

Cadel Evans- After coming 2nd in the previous couple of years Evans will be pretty desparate to win it this year. There are a lot of favourites out there this year, as opposed to last, so he shouldn’t get bullied too much in some of those mountain stages. His team is a bit weak so that will present a challenge for him.

Alberto Contador- Great all round rider. Finished 2nd in yesterdays time trial but is such a strong climber. Is he actually the leader of Astana or is it Armstrong? Either way they have a strong team and he and Big Lance will defintely be in the mix come the end of it.

Dennis Menchov- Winner at this years Giro D’Italia, He was going to be my smokey coming into this years race. Had a great race last year and will be looking forward to improving even further. Not the best time trial yesterday, lapped by Cancellara 600m from the finish. Look forward to seeing him move up the field from stages 10-15 when the going gets tough.

Carlos Sastre- The defending champion. Not a noted time trialer as seen yesterday but the speed he gets up the mountains is pretty crazy. With the help of his team, the Spainard could easily go back to back.

I’m planning to stay up and watch every stage but we will see if that actually happens. I’ve been given a couple of Le Tour shifts at Fox so I’m even getting paid to watch the race. It should be a good month of July.

:: By huw bizzle 1 Comment

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  1. Sink me, that’s awesome, I want to be paid to watch le tour. I love that everyone turns French when it’s on, I also love taste le tour with Gabriel Gate! I was glad to see it was still in there.

    Comment by Mellow — July 5, 2009 #

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