Tour de France 2012 - The Drama Continues

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07/20/2012| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
Roadcycling.com's Tour de France analysis continues. The Tour de France hasn't been exciting from a sporting standpoint, but we still have drama. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Roadcycling.com's Tour de France analysis continues. The Tour de France hasn't been exciting from a sporting standpoint, but we still have drama. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Tour de France 2012 - The Drama Continues

The Tour de France hasn't been exciting from a sporting standpoint, but we still have drama.

the beginning of the Tour, with all the crashes, I mentioned on Twitter that it might have been a wise move by Tom Boonen (racing in the games for his home country of Belgium) to not go to France. I must have jinxed him, as he raced in the Tour of Poland and piled it in, fracturing his sixth rib. Sorry about that Tom...

Previous to Cav's powerful display in stage 18 I was wondering if losing the weight in order to get over the mountains had ruined him. I stand corrected. It's going to be an interesting sprint battle between Greipel, Sagan and Cavendish on the Champs-Elysees this Sunday. I hate predicting stage wins, but if I had to, I'm swinging back to Cavendish. The Manx Missile has shown he's a fighter and without a true leadout train - a la HTC - he still can get it done. I also think this is the top three at the London Olympics road race, but don't hold me to that.

On August 4th there will be another type of vehicle taking over the streets of Covington - bikes. Just 25 miles east of Atlanta this picturesque town will host various rides from 13, 30, 62 and 100 miles. There will be food stops along the way in addition to friendly course marshals to keep you on track. Don't worry if the temperatures get too hot for you, there is SAG support for those who need it. Sign up for the Covington Century Ride online at www.covingtoncenturyride.com.

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