Monday, July 09, 2012

The French celebrate

It did not turn out to be Murray’s day yesterday as Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title. It was however a good day for the French as one of their cyclists won the stage in the Tour de France. Thibaut Pinot rode a clever race beating Alexander Kessiakoff at the top of the last climb of the day. Marc Madiot,, the team director was ecstatic as were Pinot’s team mates who came to the podium to congratulate him.

Today is the individual time trial when we will see if Bradley Wiggins can hold off the contenders to his yellow jersey. He held off the other pretenders to his jersey yesterday and the scurrilous American reporter who tried to imply that his form was due to drugs. The French and Spanish press are out to derail Wiggins by comparing his improvement in performance with that off Lance Armstrong when he rode with the US Postal and Discovery teams.

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