The Tour de France or the Tour de Bore
I'm already calling it - Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour de France 2012.
with the Giro d'Italia for stage design. That national grand tour was interesting with leadership changes that kept us wondering if Ryder Hesjedal would win the overall. By the Tour's stage 9 time trial in Arc et Senans, with Wiggins crushing the competition, the Tour was a done deal.
That said, we have another week of racing and Wiggins still needs to get to Paris and if history is any indicator Evans won't be giving up anytime soon.
Since Wiggins is winning the Tour de France, why not sign up for the cycling training diary service he's using? You can do so right here .
Tour de Random
The police are investigating who threw down the tacks in stage 14, but I doubt they will discover the perpetrators. Call in Inspector Clouseau!
Peter Sagan is officially what the kids call a ‘baller.' Not only can he pull off wheelies on a road bike (which forever makes him cool) but at the start of stage 15 a lady had Sagan autograph her chest - very rock & roll.
Random observation: The aero helmets that were on the heads of Garmin-Sharp in the first several stages haven't made an appearance in the second week.
On August 4th there will be another type of vehicle taking over the streets of Covington - bikes. Just 25 miles east of Atlanta this picturesque town will host various rides from 13, 30, 62 and 100 miles. There will be food stops along the way in addition to friendly course marshals to keep you on track. Don't worry if the temperatures get too hot for you, there is SAG support for those who need it. Sign up for the Covington Century Ride online at www.covingtoncenturyride.com.