So, one week down. And what a week it’s been at the Tour de France. From the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. We’ve seen history made, brave deeds aplenty, perfect weather and more crashes than Wall Street. It’s been crazy. it’s been brilliant. But for me, the defining characteristic of week one has been teamwork. The sports psychologists have clearly done their jobs this year, because the commitment of riders to their team-mates has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Adam Hansen breaking himself in a massive 75km/h stage 6 lead-out for Greipel, then backing up last night for a huge (yet ultimately unsuccessful) pull to get the sprinters back to the main bunch.
GreenEDGE turning themselves inside out to get Gerrans into yellow, then Gerrans allowing his team-mate Daryl Impey to create a nice bit of South African history, putting the rainbow nation in yellow for the very time.
Omega Pharma Quick Step providing simply the perfect lead-out for the imperious Cav in stage 5.
And Cannondale spending well over 100km on the front overnight to ensure their man, Sagan, could take the cuddly Lion without having to worry about Greipel or Cavendish, who were left sightseeing many minutes behind.
How good is it?!
3 thoughts on “One team, one dream”
Cannondale looked awesome last night. Orica Greenedge shrewd in their approach to the first week. Evrybody must know their name by now. Still buggered how they organised the bus to get stuck. They look, sound & work together well. Can’t wait to see OGERocks! Looking forward to Porte(Sky) in the mountains.
It has certainly been exciting , been staying up every night, but now that Froome [ nice guy ] has the yellow jersey it will be boring as, just as it was last year.
One good thing , I wont stay up since I know the outcome some two weeks in advance.
Sadly I think you’re right mate. Pretty much every one of his rivals, except maybe Valverde, was disappointing last night. Zzzzzzzzzz.