Spanish fly

One Spaniard flies forward and another flies backward as Mr. 60%’s Saxo squad catches Zoom-Zoom Froome daydreaming about his big date in Paris. It may have been the most fascinating sprinters’ stage of the Tour that I’ve ever seen.

Sure, Zoom-Zoom still has more time than a Swiss clock factory. And yes, the mountains loom large starting this weekend. But it’s nice to see that not everyone is ready to take a knee just because Sir Dave unsheathed Nextcalibur on Corsica while Brave Brave Sir Wiggo’ rusts away back on Dear Old Blighty.

What we need to keep the ball rolling is some go-to-hell contender to launch a kamikaze attack on Ventoux or L’Alpe d’Huez. “Fuck a bunch of podium! Victory or death! Yaaaaaahhhhh!”

A guy can always dream.

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7 Responses to “Spanish fly”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    With Valverde far behind, time to unleash Quintana.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Quintana got shelled today, too … hung with the front-runners for a bit after everyone else dropped back for Balaverde and then went ka-pow. But he’s Movistar’s last, best option at this point. They’re timing Balaverde with a calendar now.

  2. Steve O Says:

    Kamikaze attack … Yeah, what could go wrong there? (Stage 17, 2006)

    (I’m in total agreement, but couldn’t resist that one.)

  3. Steve O Says:

    NBC reports that the last time we went 13 stages without a single French, Italian, or Spanish win was 1926.

    Then again, they also reported that in ’71, Merckx best Louie O’Connor, and list their own anchor as Steve Moninger.

  4. Larry T. Says:

    While I’m no fan of Il Pistolero, at least SOMEBODY is trying to win this thing instead of riding around trying not to lose, as is too often the case. As Davide Cassani asked on RAI TV, why didn’t Movistar just give the Green Bullet a bicycle? One of Cassani’s jobs when he was a gregario was to hand his bike over to the team leader on a moment’s notice. How far they’ve come from the team that helped BigMig wear yellow in Pair-ee back-in-the-day..

  5. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Well, looks like Wiggo and Zoom Zoom are coming to visit you.

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