Break dancing

For a minute there today it looked like a Frenchie was actually going to score one for the home team, but it was not to be. In the final kilometer the chase swept past him as though he were the Maginot Line. One of Khal’s people got there fustest with the mostest.

But at least a break finally got ‘er done. I live for these long, doomed breaks, and now and then one actually makes it to the line. So chapeau to Matteo Trentin, who is probably no relation to Mario Trantino, the bike racer from Catanzia who figures so prominently in Jimmy Breslin’s “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”

Tomorrow brings the Tour’s longest stage, up Mont Ventoux, a.k.a. The Giant of Provence, The Bald Mountain, and Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here. I don’t expect a long break, but I do anticipate plenty of doom.

Charles Pelkey and I will be rendering the action incomprehensible over at Live Update Guy, or at least I will be, so pop round and help console the consigliere for having employed such a feeble assistant.

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5 Responses to “Break dancing”

  1. sachiwilson Says:

    Oh stop it. What would we do with out the Fat Guy?

    (teasing!!)

  2. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Mt. Ventoux, where Valverde says, “Say hello to my little Colombian friend.”

  3. Larry T. Says:

    BRAVO to Trentin! He waited until just the right moment to make his move. RAI TV’s Davide Cassani recalled young Matteo at one of his cycling school sessions back-in-the-day. All the bigs took it easy it seems, saving their legs for Ventoux. This could be a good day for someone trying to win this thing rather than trying not to lose. I’m at the “anybody but Froome” stage now…very tired of hearing the “marginal gains” claptrap from SKY and certainly no fan of anything bankrolled by Rupert Murdoch (except TV’s The Simpsons, which he reportedly has zero control over) so onward and upward Pistolero, Purito and whoever else wants to give it a try!!!

  4. Steve O Says:

    Anyone catch Virenque’s interview , on the bike, on Ventoux? He’s put on 100 pounds since he quit racing. Someone told him VAM was the thing to watch, but he thought they said SPAM.

  5. Steve O Says:

    NBC typo highlights:

    1) 1971 was apparently some guy named Meckx vs another dude named O’Connor

    2) their own host is Steve Moninger

    3) The Angel of the Mountains was Charley Caul.

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