What can we learn from the first week of the Tour?
If you're watching on NBCSN, don't ever complain about Craig Hummer, Al Trautwig or even Kirsten Gum again! Liam McHugh has to be the worst host I've ever seen in my life. Is he in a stupor or something? It's like listening to an undertaker- no offense to any undertakers out there!
And Scott Moninger looks and sounds terrified and is another snoozefest. Did he have to actually apply for the job or is he someone's brother in law? If you need Bobke Roll to spark up the proceedings, you are in big trouble.
Despite the best efforts of the organizers, the first week is another bloodbath- literally. The first week of the Tour has to be the hardest week in the entire cycling calender. You've got all the sprinters trying to win stages before the mountains and all the GC guys are trying to stay in the front of the peloton to stay out of trouble. That's about 140 guys trying to be in the same place at the same time. OUCH!
Sagan is the real deal. He not up there with the best sprinters but he's won the stages that have suited his skills. This kid is good and the scary part is it will be another 6 years before he hits his prime. If he works on his sprinting some more as well as his climbing skills who knows what the future holds. Winning a grand tour, maybe?
Cav looks like he is feeling the effects of his crash. I thought he would drop out before the mountains, but he said he plans to try for the green jersey in Paris. Sagan's huge lead in the points competition may prove me correct after all.
The Chuck Norris Asswhup them dern furriners
award has to go to Tyler Farrar. Who was he trying to beat up when he started the crash himself?
Is there any other sport that is trying to kill itself like cycling? What other sport drags itself through the doping mud before it's main event? What good is there trying to lynch Lance again 7 years after he won his last Tour? Your tax dollars at work.
And before any lovers of American sports want to start chiming in- the testing level of US sports is an absolute joke compared to cycling. You think all those NFL players are 280 lbs. and can run faster than a truck are doing it naturally? Whatever happened to the 100 MLB players who failed the drug test in the MItchell report? Cyclists get unannounced random drug testing 365/ 24 every year they race. How are they testing in your sport?
Thanks, I needed to vent. Edited by ti-triodes - 7/6/12 at 4:58pm