le Tour

TdF_2013It’s Tour-Time!

The trailer:

This is the first one, back in yesteryear, before they added mountains and fast transport connections.lauto
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.
napoleon(Ceci n’est pas un vélo)

Last year?

Yellow Jersey: Bwad.
Dragged up the mountains by Froome.

Green Jersey: Sagan, a smorgasbord of victory salutes. Here the Incredible Hulk.Spart_st6

Polka-Dot Jersey: Little Tommie Voeckler, with the uncontrollable tongue.VoeklerTongue

White jersey: TJ Van Garderen
ToCWon 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.CadelGiro2013The media are beating up the rivalry.

This years contenders?

Froome Dog, Top Dog987972-chris-froomeLove 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?01_contador_zamora[1]

Cadel: Single-handedly put the chin-bum back on centre stage.ride-evans-putt_mg_2007

Andy: Enigmatic, don’t really understand what makes him tick. Here he is seen causing a sheep to bleat.tumblr_lbom4uKCsT1qah67co1_500

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.stuart-o-grady-pro-cycling-racer-profile

Jens (41), even older than Lance Armstrong:BNA_paul_green_Jens-Voigt-1929-Edit

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