And so it is……

July 23, 2011

At the outset of the 2011 Tour de France, I placed some bets over in London. I picked seven riders to finish atop the podium. I guess 2 out of 7 isn’t horrible – especially with the carnage we saw in the first week. I’m quite satisfied with the result this year and I’m happy to say this is one of the best Tours I’ve ever watched.

It was close, there was a parity of rider skill, and there was only one positive drug test (that I’ve heard of) in all of the 21 stages.

Thanks to Versus and Eurosport for your coverage. Thanks to UCI and LeTour for your efforts as well.

See you again in the fall when they announce the route for the 2012 Tour de France. I plan to be in France for the whole of that race if you need a person on the ground during that edition.

Au revoir.