Well that was a waste of a half days leave. Disappointing day today no drama. At least Martin and Bardet gave it a crack but Uran just sat there keeping pace. Didnt show his face at all. Its almost as if he thinks he has a chance in the time-trial. On the other hand the scenery footage was stunning. The TDF really shows the French countryside in all its glory.
Yes, the cleanliness of them all....
Froom looking Armstrong esq in today.
Froomes bike did seem to break down quite a bit during letour. Phenomenal effort from Martin. Drama was fantastic. Just don't believe in the sport
Martin broke his back in that crash on stage 9 apparently
That's mental.He could barely walk.He couldn't stand up straight.What was he taking to numb the pain?
It does raise serious questions. A phenomonal athlete, nonetheless.
Tyler Hamilton did the tour with a broken collarbone and look at the shit he was on. Micro dosing EPO and blood transfusions I'd recommend a read of his book which lays the drug culture in cycling completely bare
And Hamilton finished 4th that tour. Had to have 8 teeth transplanted as a result. Agree on his book. Marvellous read
Agreed, probably the best cycling book out there Hamiltons. David Millars Racing into the Dark and Richard Moores In search of Robert Millar are also well worth a read.
Rough ride. Hamilton's and the death of Marco pantani this man's top 3.
The documentary made on Pantani is a very good watch as well