It’s dangerous to go alone - take this!
Michael Rogers of Australia wins todays Tour de France Stage 16!
A special Back-to-School sale!
when i first heard the ad for ‘slaying the badger’ last week on espn radio, i did an audible intake of breath and my extreme giddiness was noticed by those around me… i couldn’t believe i was going to get to see a movie about my beloved greg lemond!
i’d initially assumed they would tackle the story of the 1989 tour de france, which is beyond thrilling - but the story of 1986 will be just as interesting.
i’m silently counting the minutes until 8pm!
Can we also appreciate the fact that Greg Lemond is riding a Huffy
Today’s morning Moon
Because there is no Tour de France for women.
There used to be a women’s tour, that hit its peak of popularity in the ’80s. From Wikipedia; “The Grande Boucle, formerly known as the Tour Cycliste Féminin, or simply Tour Féminin, was one of the Grand Tours of women’s cycle races. Grande Boucle means “great loop” and describes the individual stages which form a circuit around France. The organizers had to scramble for sponsorship nearly every year and were forced to schedule stages in cities which contributed money, regardless of their location. As a result, there were long transfers between the finish of one stage and the start of the next. Another problem in the mid-1990s involved the name. Until 1997, it was the Tour Cycliste Féminin, billed as the Women’s Tour de France or the Women’s Tour. The organizers of the men’s Tour de France said it was a breach of trademark and in 1998 the name changed. In 2004, the race could not be held because of organisational difficulties. It returned, smaller, in 2005 and 2006. The previous tours were 10 to 15 stages; later ones had five and stayed in one region. The race was also rated lower by the UCI, and had a reduced field. In 2008, the race was six days and seven stages. However, in 2009 the race was only four days long with only 66 riders, after a planned race start and three stages in Britain fell through, leading winner Emma Pooley to joke that the race was “more of a Petite Boucle than Grande.” The race was discontinued after 2009. After the subsequent termination of the 10-stage Tour de l’Aude Cycliste Féminin after 2010, the major women’s stage race in France would have become the Route de France Féminine—except that it was also canceled for 2011, leaving France without a major women’s stage race for the first time since the mid-1980s.”