|A TOUR RIDER FROM THE PAST
What a wonderful sporting event the Tour is. It never fails to deliver thrills and excitement and this year these carried right on up to the final line.
Cadel Evans proved a worthy winner (a first for Australia) - he had ridden a consistent race clawing back time where it was needed and battling through the mountain stages in classic style. His time trial around Grenoble was total cycling magic and a joy to watch. Overall a dogged and tenacious performance.
Mark Cavendish won the green jersey as well as that final stage( a first for the UK) .....to watch his team HTC all working together in order to deliver him to that springboard position was perfection.
As for the Schleck brothers....to get two brothers on that final podium is no mean feat as well as being another first.
We must not forget Thomas Voeckler either.....ten days in the yellow jersey and a truly heroic ride - his courage throughout the tour really was something to behold.
The only thing that I regret is that I now have to wait another year for what I think is the most exciting three weeks in the sporting calendar.
SORRY FOR THE RECENT BREAK IN MY POSTINGS....I AM PLEASED TO BE BACK.