Tag Archive | Cycling 2013

They’re Back….Hooray for Phil and Paul!

Sigh…I mean seriously…sigh….Phil and Paul are back! Hooray! The excitement increased exponetially as a result (sorry Steve and Todd…maybe it’s the venues…) but we’re back in France and we’ve got the best commentators going, hands down, no one can beat the reportage of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin on NBCSorts, welcome back guys!

I’d make more comments about the Tour of the Basque country but truthfully I’m going to have to force myself to finish watching it. What’s with the motorcycle/helo background noise? It’s like listening to a baseball game being called in a dentist’s office. Switch to NBCSports and notice the absense of annoying vehicle sound? ahhhhh. thank you French TV god.

Speaking of suitcases of courage (valises de courage?), Fabian Cancellara is looking great at least mid race – kb Fabian, kb.

Wine pairing advice for the race – obviously a sauvignon blanc, give youself a sense of the dry, dusty, cold riding conditions…maybe a Sancerre, no, I think stick with sauvignon blanc.

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Tut Tut Peter Butt

sagan2OK, Peter Sagan, that is just about enough out of you. Not only do you disrespect the women around you but you disrespect the guy who won the race and deserved his moment on the podium. Shame on you Sagan. We knew you were a joker and a jerk last year, stuff a sock in it. Women, it’s time we show the guys we’re sick of this.

 

Tour of Basque Country

Tour of the Basque Country

Episode 1

 

Should you be wondering what I do during the long sessions of seemingly endless peloton rounds around the countryside, I’ll confess that it is entertaining trying to decide what the hell is the deal with AG2R’s bike shorts. Are they like Lululemon’s yoga pants? Crystal clear? Who knows, it sure looks like we get moon cracks, is there a seam in those pants? WTF? Even Phil Liggett once commented that AG2Rs choice of team uniform was a rather strange presentation. Ah well, we’re still awfully interested in the results….afterall, what else is there to do?

 

            For one thing we might watch Alberto Contador, but, clear lense yellow glasses aside, aren’t we all over AC? Still waiting for him to prove he can do it without drugs.

Meanwhile, Team Sky seems to offer a leader no matter what race they are in, and it’s never the same guy so there’s going to be one hell of an arm wrestling match come the Tour and I think Cavendish made the right move to leave (accept the push? freefall? oust?)…

 

I forget, where’s Levi?