Happened on stage 8 this year, a surprising 5 days before Bastille day, but it happened nonetheless. France's great white hope (not) makes an amazing (not), overpowering (not) break from a leading group of 6 to take a remarkable win. Is it a surprise that this happened on the day that France was to play for World Cup glory? Is it a surprise that this happened in Brittany, the heart and soul of French cycling? Is it amazing that not a single team was willing to even ride tempo to bring this fool back?
Call me a callused fool, but depending upon how much is owed the French in the eyes of the cycling world, we should see a repeat performance 5 days from now (which, not so ironically, is a planned transition day between the Pyrénées and Alps). My money is on Virenque, oh wait ... I meant Moreau
Blah, the politics of the tour!