Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rest day, shmest day

Directeur Sportif Quint Ervin enjoys his moment in the sun as the leader of the Luna Cycles Big Deal Fantasy Tour de France presented by Uncle Chuck's New School Pregreaser on the first rest day. We are all pretty shocked that he has managed to hold on to the lead this long, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.

Tomorrow, the Tour gets tough with a day of climbing straight off the dreaded rest day. Wiggins needs everything to stay just perfect or he is gonna come unglued like my 'cross tubular in turn 3 of the Salisbury Cyclocross race in 2010. Sure, you can drop a few f-bombs and c-bombs in a press conference and a lot of people will think you're just being hyperdefensive, but leave it to one of the true All Star hardmen of cycling standouts, Sean Kelly, to be blunt and to the point. Now is the time for BMC, Liquigas, and Lotto-Belisol to throw down some punishment and take the race to Wiggins instead of letting him be in the driver's seat. Watch Sky implode when Froome has a better day than Wiggins and the interteam competition for the yellow jersey gets close.

I burn candles of Indurain and Armstrong that this does not become a conservative tour of nothingness, where the fight to stay on the podium leads to mindless days of negative racing and the only excitement comes in the time trial. 
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