This is the first one, back in yesteryear, before they added mountains and fast transport connections.
A comparison is made here:
This year is special because 1) it’s the 100th Tour and 2) it leaves from Corsica, birthplace of that bicycle fanatic Napoleon.
(Ceci n’est pas un vélo)
Yellow Jersey: Bwad.
Dragged up the mountains by Froome.
Green Jersey: Sagan, a smorgasbord of victory salutes. Here the Incredible Hulk.
Polka-Dot Jersey: Little Tommie Voeckler, with the uncontrollable tongue.
White jersey: TJ Van Garderen
Won the Tour of California this year, in good form.
But not as good as his team-mate, Mr Evans. Who podiumed in a tough Giro.The media are beating up the rivalry.
This years contenders?
Froome Dog, Top DogLove those retro glasses… Mind you, the real retro-years looked much cooler. Don’t you wish you could see a young Phil Anderson this year?
Alberto: Are his side-burns sharp enough his year?
Cadel: Single-handedly put the chin-bum back on centre stage.
Andy: Enigmatic, don’t really understand what makes him tick. Here he is seen causing a sheep to bleat.
Other contenders (just to be covered): Alejandro Valverde (doper), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin), Voeckler (Europcar).
Special Mention, Super Oldies:
Stuey (39), will this year equal Hincape’s record of 17 consecutive TdF starts.
Jens (41), even older than Lance Armstrong: