2019 Tour de France Wrap-up

First of all, best TdF ever. Seriously. I have not enjoyed a Tour this much in a long time. I hate to say it but not having Chris Froome there made this a hell of a Tour. Julian Alaphilippe ended up being the big surprise of the Tour. Talk about being on fire, that guyContinue reading “2019 Tour de France Wrap-up”

Tour de France Stage 8 – He gone!

Those immortal words of White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson appropriate for two situations today: Ciccone losing the yellow jersey and Teejay Van Garderen exiting the tour after his crash yesterday. Apparently Trek-Segafredo wasn’t up to the task of keeping the yellow today and pretty much left Ciccone hanging in the breeze on his own today.Continue reading “Tour de France Stage 8 – He gone!”

Tour de France Stage 6 – 24% anyone?

Holy cow what a stage! Inclines of 20% and 24% at the end of the course today in La Planche des Belles Filles. Not the first time the Tour has ended here but the old course ended after the 20% section. This year they added on some dirt road for good measure and that wasContinue reading “Tour de France Stage 6 – 24% anyone?”

Tour de France Stage 5 – Sagan got moving

Well, Peter Sagan won the stage today in a no-questions fashion by blowing everyone else out of the water in the final sprint. Other than that a pretty uneventful stage. The big one is tomorrow with the first mountain stage. Alaphilippe kept the yellow jersey today but not likely tomorrow.

Tour de France Stage 4 – Sagan better get moving

Tour day 4 wasn’t all that exciting. Sprint finish with Viviani winning and Quickstep keeping the yellow. Peter Sagan up at the front but not close enough. Green jersey is great and all but the guy needs to get some stage wins and there won’t be many opportunities for him this year. The most amusingContinue reading “Tour de France Stage 4 – Sagan better get moving”

Tour de France – Stage 3

Alaphilippe. Wow. What a 15k at the end of that stage. The guy is scary on the descents. At one point he’s going 50. I can’t imagine going that fast on a bike on perfect roads let alone the crap he was traveling over. And to put 20+ seconds into everyone else to get theContinue reading “Tour de France – Stage 3”