Cavendish must have been gutted. All quiet on the Twitter front, which is probably for the best. That’s, what, four stages for Kittel? And six stage wins for Chermany?
The end of the Tour de France is one of those cases where EVERYONE gets a medal. But it’s one of the few cases where everyone deserves one. Even lanterne rouge Svein Tuft (Orica-Greenedge).
Of course the shadow hovers:In the form of the impending announcement from the French Senate on the retro-testing of the 1998 TdF. At that time there wasn’t a test for EPO. Rumor has it that of the 70 samples re-tested, 40 were found positive. Of course, this subtly changes the doubt from “who was doping?” to “who was clean?”.
You’ll probably think that I’m making this up, so have a look here. Next year’s Tour will start in Leeds and after 3 days in England it will retrace parts of the Western Front in a tribute to The Great War. Including a stage finish in Ypres.