In the midst of competition, Hinault attempted to snatch victory like a furious, clawing rodent… he acted not only for himself but for a nation horrified that its great race might be hijacked by an American outlaw.
Tour de France
That time of year, when the Tour is on.
Take a bow, photo @JoshRBurrows
Voeckler tries to steal the show, but in the Pyrenees, Mick Rogers takes a bow.
And a press car was where it shouldn’t be….
A still from the Disney movie ‘Cars’, about a plucky little car who wanted to race the Tour. pic.twitter.com/XJydV0FLLF— nyvelocity (@nyvelocity) July 22, 2014
In the Aspens, mayne, with a nice whip
A rest day for the Tour and one for us to get caught up on photos, videos, and words after a week on the road in Vegas for SXSW, then Scott Week. Here’s a storied, swipey, touchy version of my Genius LT Tuned ride.
Lots of things to push, click, and switch
And if you’re into that sort of industry intrigue, at the high end, Scott specs SRAM drivetrains with XTR brakes. I pushed and clicked everything hanging off that bar and it all worked splendidly. Even flipped the chip, which switches the geo from short to long.
Also see this vignette on Medium about the Voltage I rode too.
Jack Bauer the cyclist pulled for like 24 hours, breakaway nearly stayed away, the catch, and then Kristoff wins!
That was 10 meters too short for Bauer and left him shattered.
One of the race’s most famous climbs, the Alpe D’Huez, a difference of three kilos could make a difference of up to two-and-a-half minutes over the 14km of the ascent.
Also see the AP’s interactive feature on the Tour.
American Andrew Talansky became the latest top rider to abandon the Tour de France. Defending champion Chris Froome, two-time winner Alberto Contador and sprint specialist Mark Cavendish have already been forced out of the race due to injury after all suffered heavy crashes in a treacherous first half of the Tour.
And we’re tuning in again tomorrow.