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No comments? Can it be that nobody else is watching, or interested??
These first three days in Corsica have been GORGEOUS!! Helicopter shots of everything have been unbelievable. Clear blue skies, bright sun, beautiful transparent turquoise water... just stunning.
Today's near-catastrophe excitement was when a little terrier dog ran out into the road that the frantic peloton was about 10 seconds away from (traveling at about 35 MPH). Unbelievably fightening when the dog's owner tried to run out to get the dog, and then realized he'd never make it and backed away, leaving the dog stranded in the middle of the road... looking at his owner. Somehow, like a bird or squirrel or fly that somehow senses (probably by air pressure) immediate danger, the dog suddenly sensed the oncoming crush of cyclists, turned around and then frantically scurried to the other side of the road making it out of the way just in time to avoid truly getting crushed and causing what would have been a horrendous accident with all of the lead riders right at the front of the pack. I mean this would have been a complete disaster, possibly with deaths and certainly multiple horrific injuries as they were really speeding. That it ended without any mishap was truly a miracle.
Wonderful TV coverage looking backwards from the lead motorcycle for the final winding descent and final few miles to the finish was unbelievable.
So far, I'm loving it. The early morning LIVE session could not be any more exciting. Four hours go by and you're sorry it's ending.