Monday, 25 July 2016

Tour de France Ratings

I'm using the rating scale from 0 (very bad) to 10 (excellent).

Froome, Sagan: 10

Cavendish: 9,5

Dumoulin, Bardet, Yates: 8

Van Avermaet, Pantano: 7,5

Zakarin, Valverde, Majka: 7

Matthews, De Gendt, Izagirre, Rodriguez: 6,5

Kittel, Greipel, Porte, Cummings: 6
Quintana, Barguil, Kristoff, Alaphilippe: 5

Aru, Nibali, Rolland, Cancellara: 4,5

Coquard, Voeckler: 4

Prudhomme, Security, Motorbikes: 0

Thursday, 14 July 2016


I've decided to stop commenting the Tour de France because, after what happened today, It is not a race anymore, It's a Joke.
The organizers and Prudhomme failed to provide the safety a similar kind of race requires.
Tour de France desperately needs to be revisited in many aspects, today we had the final dramatic proof.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Considerations After a Week of Tour de France

- Sagan is proving he is the best rider at the moment and one of the best riders of all times.
- Froome's attack on descent proved all his class and gave a great lesson of heart and tactics to his opponents.
- Team Dimension Data is absolutely bossing the Tour with an incredible Mark Cavendish and a great strategy.
- The organizers haven't learnt how to draw the stages of  a Grand Tour yet.
- Nibali, what are you doing? Astana, what is your strategy?
- Quintana, do you remember that last year when you attacked during the last week it was too late?
- The battle seems more close this year but I'am not so sure it will be the same in a week.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tour de France Prediction...

The same old boring first week of Tour de France is slowly rolling by but it has already given us an interesting prediction.
The first 3 stages were won by World Champions, a former World Champion, Mark Cavendish and the actual World Champion, Peter Sagan.
Today Kittel won the 4th stage, could this mean he will be the next World Champion?
This year the UCI Road World Championships will take place in Doha and the route seems to favor the sprinters. Will the prediction come true???

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Le Grand Départ

Finally the Tour de France Grand Départ has been truly grand.
Cavendish's first stage win has been fantastic. He used all his track skills and his experience and was able to set himself back on the throne of the sprinters.
For most of the people he was presented as an ex sprinter, overcome by the new generation of sprinters,  young and powerful.
During the last two years he kept on working without saying a single word of envy or hate and came back today with this incredible result!
The rest of the Tour will be a nice trip around France for Cav, now he has re-gained the respect of the cycling world (never lost at my eyes) and he can just concentrate on enjoying his yellow jersey with the licence to win some more stages.
Congratulations Mark, enjoy your yellow jersey! That was a proper Grand Depart!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Rider of the Month: June

Congratulations Peter, you are (again) the rider of the month!!!
I don't know what to say, Sagan is litterally dominating the special classification of the "Rider of the Month".
Winning this special competition  for the third time he has just established a new record!
Will his next picture be in a green jersey?