Friday, 14 June 2013
Well I'm getting married tomorrow so it's time for me to take a few days off from the blog and devote a little time to the other half. I realise time is moving firmly in the direction of the Tour de France but I will be back posting next week before a head off out on my honeymoon - there might not be much pre-race chat but there will certainly be a lot of articles and updates during the actual race. Thanks to all who have wished me well and thanks to everyone that takes the time out to read the blog now and again, it's what makes this blog worthwhile. Happy riding and see you soon.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Is this a picture we have seen before or is it simply a vision from Chris Froome's future? In an interview with The Times Froome says “I don’t feel like I am looking for fame or looking to be recognised for something. I’ve got my goals, and personally where I want my career to go is to target the Tour, not just this year but for the next six or seven years. I am driven by that goal, not from a fame point of view.” It's a big ambition especially as he has yet to win his first but it sends a clear message to the likes of Contador and Rodriguez - he's focused and he's confident. A little too confident? Well time will tell but lets hope his living room hides slightly less secrets than that of Lance Armstrong come 2019...
Monday, 10 June 2013
OK, so the 100th edition of the Tour de France is still 19 days away but who are we kidding, the excitement starts right now! With the Dauphine over it's back to the drawing board for some big names and hopes to hold form for others but the race is being set up nicely - lets hope the 100th edition can live up to expectations. 2012 had a pleasing result for the British but it wasn't exactly a vintage year and now 2013 see's the return of some big names, some big mountains and some big ambitions. From now until the 29th this blog will feature some little teasers and tasters in an effort to build the excitement we have come to know and love with the Tour de France. There will be some video's, history lessons, interesting book reviews (reading to accompany the viewing) and of course 'the' preview. Today we start, naturally, with the official 2013 trailer and as trailers go it's a pretty good one - it should get the mouth watering nicely! A quick note to add that between now and the Tour I get married and take my honeymoon and though the blog may slow down for a week or so before the Tour I hope there will still be some content and of course I will be back in full swing when the racing starts on the 29th...Enjoy!
Saturday, 8 June 2013
It's a dramatic picture but will the climb to Risoul tomorrow make for a dramatic end to this years Dauphine? The answer is that I doubt it but it should make for an interesting climb if only to get a snapshot of what the wider picture will be like at the Tour in July...