Mr Barguzin Posted July 23, 2006 Share Posted July 23, 2006 It's over for another year, and one can't help getting a feeling of Deja vu. 3 weeks and an American Wins again. An Aussie gets the Green Guernsey (Sprint Champion for the third time) Rasmussen wins the Polka dot Guernsey in successive years. A Frenchman DOESN'T win the final stage in Paris... again. Team Mobile wins team trophy.. again. And yet it was a most fascinating three weeks as no-one knew for certain from where the eventual winner would come... and in fact up to the penultimate stage the winner was still in doubt. There were the usual crashes caught on camera, bizarre incidents (Landis in the alps day two and three, a breakaway winning a stage by 28 minutes), mechanical failures and a final sprint that was 'ruined' by the desire of non-sprinters to win the stage. Given this year's events, anything was possible. ToS, I would argue the case that though they may only be going at 50KPH and under their own steam, they are definitely gutsier than steeplechasers. If you missed it folks, be sure to mark the first three weeks of July next year down in your diary. It starts in London and finishes in Paris. What happens between the start and the final finish on the Champs Elysee will be a tale of endurance, strength and mind over pain. Mr Landis, I dips me lid. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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