Froomey, this is not cyclocross. This is the Tour. There are rules.

Froomey, this is not cyclocross. This is the Tour. There are rules.

Well, you can’t say this has been a dull Tour de France. Not when the maillot jaune is legging it up Ventoux in road cleats before being awarded a tiny yellow bike by Mavic neutral support.

There should be plenty to talk about (for a change) during tomorrow’s 37.5km individual time trial from Bourg-Saint-Andéol to La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc. I wouldn’t expect a lot of “There goes another rider. And another one. Aaannnnnd another one.”

Unfortunately, at least some of the chatter will be about what at the moment appears to be a terrorist attack in Nice. The evildoers don’t need box cutters and hijacked airliners any more. It seems a truck will do.

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2 Responses to “Ventouxstep”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Makes you wonder what size range of bikes the Mavic support vehicle carries and what selection of pedals they have. Too small? I’ll just make do for 1.5 kilometers. Wrong pedals? Shit out of luck.

    Just saw the reports coming in on the Nice terrorist attack. How stupid and desperate does someone have to be to be talked into suicide attacks like this? I just don’t get it.

    • carl duellman Says:

      i was under the impression the neutral service bikes had straps instead of clip in pedals. i was bummed they shortened the stage but the certainly increased the drama.

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