Weekend Update

July 20, 2008

Not the weekend update with Gilda Radner or any of the SNL crew that you might remember. Nope, this weekend update is just to let you know that I’ve been busy doing some writing for a large newspaper and haven’t been concentrating on much other than that article.

Well, I have been watching the Tour de France – as usual – and blogging about that at TDF08.com.

Here’s the first of many posts for today’s Stage 15 that goes from Provence into Italy…

Stage 15 is where the heat gets turned up on the riders. The hills become alive with the whir of the cassette and the riders start to feel lactic acid build up in their legs.

Little climbers will go skyward and sprinters will abandon the tour. In fact, I’ll check with race radio in a second to see if there really are 157 riders left in the Tour at the start of this stage.

Also, even with six stages left after today, the riders get one more rest day tomorrow and then it’s north toward Paris.

If you’ve been slouching and not paying attention, the only think you’ve missed so far are two doping scandals, one team abandoning the race (an entire team), a rider from the UK winning FOUR stages and Australian Cadel Evans solidifying his hold on the overall lead.

This will be dual posted at JeffCutler.com and at TDF08.com. But if you’re rabid for racing news, come on over to TDF08.com for regular stage updates.

As always, no spoilers until after 9PM EST.

And look for more stuff here at JeffCutler.com in the coming days. I haven’t forgotten that you look here for writing tips and updates on my regular columns.

Thanks for reading!