July 20, 2006 posted by



This might have been the best bit of bike racing I’ve ever seen. Certainly, since 1989 when LeMond and Fignon battled it out in a Tour that was decided by 8 seconds. Fignon, incidentally, criticized Landis the other day for lacking panache. Well, I reckon this is what he had in mind. We haven’t seen this type of stage in the Tour since the days of Merckx. Not from Armstrong, not from Indurain, not from the Badger or Fignon himself.

Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.

I’m tellin’ ya, if you haven’t seen this race go find a TV today and watch it.

I won’t even talk about it except to say that at the finish, there were tears running down my face. If you don’t like this, you don’t like sport.

Viva le Tour!

Viva, viva, viva!

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