Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Montpelier, VA
Bikes: The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
Originally Posted by haimtoeg
+1 - I actually enjoy watching the last stage where they all socialize, drink champagne and take it easy, at least until Stuart O'Grady assumed his position at the head of the CSC train. I think it is a nice tradition.
I also wouldn't want to see the current system changed. Over the past few years, I've gotten into the habit of doing my normal Sunday 40-50 mile ride that day, while attempting to keep my constant speed (slightly - best I can do) faster than what the riders are doing before they get into Paris. It's a nice goal to shoot for, and I enjoy being able to brag afterwards.
I mean, who wouldn't feel good knowing you're riding faster than a Tour stage?
"No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton