Discussions, sprinters, Stage 5

July 9, 2008

Here we are at Stage 5 of the 2008 Tour de France and I’m mystified. Not because it’s been a crazy Tour so far. Not because three different riders have been in yellow over the first four days. Not because my pick for the overall win when these three weeks are up has fallen fast and is down by nearly two minutes after a horrible showing yesterday.

But because I just had a conversation with Koko and she told me that she knew who won today. I gave her three names and NONE was right.

This stage is a stage for sprinters (or so I think having not watched it yet). And the names I gave her should have easily wrapped up the race today in places 1, 2 and 3.

But NO!

So I’m firing up the Tivo and turning on the stage. More to come in a minute about the particulars of this stage and about my thoughts…bearing in mind that I know three people who didn’t win today.