Thursday, July 26, 2007

Yawn ...

Rollin', rollin', rollin' ...
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


So, did anything happen today in the -- what was it? -- oh yeah, the 17th stage of the Tour de Farce?
Some guy in a breakaway only Granny has probably ever heard of won a sprint finish.
Discovery Channel's Alberto Contador got to wear yellow:

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Looks thrilled, doesn't he?
Everybody knows that Michael Rasmussen had the race won.
Nobody knows if he was clean, though.
Nobody knows if anybody is clean.
And that pretty much sums up the day.
And the Tour.
And professional cycling.
Thanks, guys.

The Versus boys did a pretty good job beating themselves up as well as the Tour at the top of their morning telecast. Thanks for the candid commentary, boys (here's what Bob Roll, Robbie Ventura and Paul Sherwen had to say).

There's plenty more if you're interested:
-- AP: Italy's Daniele Bennati wins 17th stage of doping-tainted Tour, a day after leader's expulsion
-- AP: Cycling and Tour de France mired in scandal, having failed to learn from past
-- Rupert Guinness of the Sydney Morning Herald: How the mighty are falling
-- George Vecsey of the NYTimes: Whole world is watching as the wheels come off the Tour
-- Edward Wyatt of the NYTimes: Tour in tatters, team ousts the race leader
-- Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post: When the fix is in, you can't believe it
-- Peter Allen of the Telegraph: Tour de France becomes drug-fuelled disgrace
-- Samuel Abt of the IHT: Organizers hail Tour de France leader's ouster

And do you believe this (is this a guy an idiot or what)?
-- Reuters: Our sport is not in crisis, says UCI President McQuaid

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Yawn ...

Rollin', rollin', rollin' ...
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


So, did anything happen today in the -- what was it? -- oh yeah, the 17th stage of the Tour de Farce?
Some guy in a breakaway only Granny has probably ever heard of won a sprint finish.
Discovery Channel's Alberto Contador got to wear yellow:

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Looks thrilled, doesn't he?
Everybody knows that Michael Rasmussen had the race won.
Nobody knows if he was clean, though.
Nobody knows if anybody is clean.
And that pretty much sums up the day.
And the Tour.
And professional cycling.
Thanks, guys.

The Versus boys did a pretty good job beating themselves up as well as the Tour at the top of their morning telecast. Thanks for the candid commentary, boys (here's what Bob Roll, Robbie Ventura and Paul Sherwen had to say).

There's plenty more if you're interested:
-- AP: Italy's Daniele Bennati wins 17th stage of doping-tainted Tour, a day after leader's expulsion
-- AP: Cycling and Tour de France mired in scandal, having failed to learn from past
-- Rupert Guinness of the Sydney Morning Herald: How the mighty are falling
-- George Vecsey of the NYTimes: Whole world is watching as the wheels come off the Tour
-- Edward Wyatt of the NYTimes: Tour in tatters, team ousts the race leader
-- Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post: When the fix is in, you can't believe it
-- Peter Allen of the Telegraph: Tour de France becomes drug-fuelled disgrace
-- Samuel Abt of the IHT: Organizers hail Tour de France leader's ouster

And do you believe this (is this a guy an idiot or what)?
-- Reuters: Our sport is not in crisis, says UCI President McQuaid

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