Parlez Vous Francais?

Posted: July 24, 2010 by amyaubrey in Uncategorized
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Do you care about the Tour de France?  Nope, me neither but just in case you’d like to know what’s going on let me fill you in. Le Tour lasts about 3 weeks & each day is broken down into stages.  There are 20 stages that cover everything from cobblestone roads to mountain ranges.  In total, they ride 2,100 miles.  Each day the times are calculated & the rider with the lowest total time is the leader & wears a yellow jersey.  Fun fact: this is why Lance Armstrong’s “Live Strong” bracelets were yellow.  There are 3 other jerseys that can be won.  Green is for the best sprinter.  Polka dots is for “King of the Mountains”.  White is for the best young rider.

Lance Armstrong is probably the only name in cycling that you know & he’s not doing too well this year, he is in 23rd place.  He already announced that he will be retiring & this would be his last Tour.  This year Alberto Contador pretty much sealed his win.  The last stage is tomorrow & he’s got a lead of 39 seconds, which I suppose in cycling is pretty big.  This will be Contador’s 3rd Tour win.  So in case anyone asks or cares, now you can pretend to be a cycling expert.

  1. Angela says:

    Top notch fun fact!

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