Friday, July 06, 2007

0 Tour Trivia

For people who know nothing of the Tour de France, here's a nice historic tabulation of the great race beginning in 1903. It will make an interesting read.

For teams, sponsor information, and jerseys, look here. It would be nicer to have a website that told possibly everything, including rosters, what each rider specialized in, etc. Must I have to buy a special Tour de France guide to watch out for that, or must I play the official computer game?

I think its spectacular. Everyone should be talking about it. Apparently, I feel like I'm the only person excited about it from western new york. Not interested to know who's going to win, but I'm literally in the Le Tour cycling mood!!!! If by a stroke of the supernatural, the atlantic ocean yields a path to the riders to cross into the United States, man you bet I'll be hererunning besides them! Haha....! Crazy am I, eh? I'm freaked out.... !

Speaking of the Tour history, a great thing I have with me on my computer is the History of the Tour de France, a superb documentary on the Tour, its champions and their lives. I'm not sure where you can buy one from, I got mine from here. :) Le Tour de France is here, if you know how to handle bittorrent files. 

To conclude the day, here's an interesting read on Robert Millar, one of Britain's top cyclists. Nowadays, no one hears about him. Why? I don't know. Read.

Once you conquer a great race of truth as the Tour, you acheive the path to instant hero-dom. Your pedal worthiness is now instant value, value for your sponsors, your village, your country,
your family. If you're shrewd like Lance, you'll probably end up making millions of dollars a month, a super-luxary home, tons of media contracts and ad name it.  You are household.

Some, like our Robert Millar though, has disappeared off the face of the earth. 


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