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Friday, July 20, 2007

So tonight someone explained the tour de France to me.


And here I was thinking they just rode around in circles doing their own thing... I didn't know there were teams, and tactics and all those different coloured/meaning jerseys. All of a sudden it's so much more exciting!

But can someone tell me - do the teams slowly get eliminated or do they all have a chance to win in the end? The guys at the front (David Miller et al) do they get to head out earlier than the others or are they just really fast?

The one down side to this form of late night entertainment is I now want to book a ticket and head back to Europe for a month or so!

4 Comments:

  • At 9:20 am, Blogger Lunch said…

    Individual riders can be eliminated for finishing too far behind on a stage [as happened to Robbie McEwen a few days ago]. Exactly what "too far behind" is differs on different stages, but is usually a certain percentage of the winner's time.

    There are also a number of individual prizes as well as a team prize [awarded by adding the times of the best three riders of each squad]. This is all explained here.

    P.S. David Millar [with an 'a'] used to go out with a girl I studied with. That's my claim to fame for today.

     
  • At 3:08 pm, Anonymous Anna said…

    Yay! Go Le Tour!
    Way better late night viewing than infomercials.
    Anna G

     
  • At 10:11 pm, Blogger timbo said…

    There is nothing better than Le Tour!
    I'm being serious!

    A lowlight is Gabriel Gate's cooking adventures.

    One highlight is, SBS show most of the Stages Live. Phil Liggett is another highlight.

     
  • At 11:54 am, Anonymous anna said…

    I agree. If only we could vote to evict Gabriel.

    After all, if they wanted so much to indulge viewers with that accordian-style music and gratuitous french accents, they could just show an episode of 'Allo 'Allo before the racing got serious each night.

    Now that would be quality viewing.

     

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