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post #4319 of Old 06-30-2013
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Tour de France a la Voile - 2

Here is a terrific video introduction to the Tour de France a la Voile (in English, no less)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=wYARcBqzO14

The fleet concludes the in-port races today and sets sail for Beskens, The Netherlands, in the late afternoon / early evening. Conditions promise to be a bit brisk.

Meanwhile, at that other Tour de France, kind of a whacky start to the 100th edition, down in Corsica. Team bus got stuck under the finishing banner and didn't get unstuck until moments before the leaders arrived, following 3 crashes that, fortunately, didn't take out any of the big stars. After all the confusion and misadventure, the organizers wisely decided to award all riders the same time, and awarded le maillot jaune to Marcel Kittel, who won the made sprint to the line. Hopefull today's leg will be a bit less "exciting" in the wrong ways.

I'm pulling for Alejandro Valverde, but he's not favored. More likely to see a battle between Contador, Froome and Evans, with a couple others poised to take advantage should conditions arise. Always exciting.

We deal in lead, friend.

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