That was slightly unexpected – Stage 1 Comments
July 4, 2009
SPOILERS IN THIS POST. SPOILERS ABOUT STAGE 1 OF THE 2009 TOUR DE FRANCE.
I tried to avoid Twitter all day today and realized I’m staring down the barrel of a social-media tool that could provide me with spoilers for the next 22 days.
You see, everyone who’s got an ounce of interest in the 96th edition of the Tour de France was tweeting regularly during today’s time trial. These fans were revealing info about Lance’s position and the time split at the top of the ascent in Monaco.
That just won’t do. Unless I’m more diligent. My plan for now on is to watch or follow the tour before I start delving into Twitter each day. There will be a delay, and I’ll likely not get my #followfriday notes out before 1PM, but this will help me remain sane.
It will also keep the results pristine. Speaking of results, here’s what I thought of today’s fiasco.
That’s right…fiasco. Who in their right mind thought Contador would finish second, Cancellara would win and Lance would be mired in 10th spot 40 seconds back after a 15KM time trial?
Not me. This makes my concerns for Lance’s leadership of Astanà (HEY Roll and Hummer, pronounce it correctly or get off the camera. You’re embarrassing yourselves and the United States) very real.
Will I be adjusting my top 5 in the Tour? Not a chance. But with so many good names up in the running, it’s going to be a race like no other. I’m so excited for the mountains that come around day 7.
How did today’s results make you feel?