Random TdF Comments

I’ve just finished watching the live Versus coverage and had a few comments/observations.

The fear that the crowds wouldn’t show up were unfounded. It seemed to me that the entire course was lined on both sides of the street. Liggett said the crowd was three deep over the entire course.

I was hoping that my favorite pair of Davids would have done better, but like I mentioned yesterday, Cancellara is on form. He tore up the course! My pick tomorrow is a bit of a long shot, but I like T-Mobile’s Mark Cavendish to cross the line first in Canterbury.

The green strip of the Discovery Channel kit isn’t as bad looking as I thought it was going to be. The important thing is that Discovery is making the effort to be “green” and reduce their carbon footprint.

The new Specialized TT bike, the Transition looks very slick! My buddy over at cyclingnews.com, James Huang, got a look at it on the recent Specialized junket. The only thing I would change is the name. It’s too triathlon sounding. But I guess that’s the market they are really aiming that bike toward.

I love the Miller beer commercial! The Miller beer delivery drivers burst into a restaurant and take back the Miller beer because they are charging $11.50 for a burger. “$11.50 for a hamburger! You all must be crazy!”

A fun drinking game: Every time Phil or Paul mention “aerodynamic” you have to drink. Just a word of advice, play this game when they re-broadcast the stage in the evening, otherwise your day is ruined…

One comment

  1. Alex says:

    Neil, I was down there and Phil is right, it was at least three deep all the way round, at the best vantage points it was about five to ten deep. And that’s not including the crowds of thousands in front of the big screens around the course. It was an awesome atmosphere. Oh and I got to hang out with Victoria Pendleton for a bit while I was getting her through the crowds to our reporter. Man, that made my day, along with shaking the hand of big Maggie Backstedt.

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