Tour de France – Stage 1 Haiku Wrap-up

Haiku reporting.
Small efforts can speak loudest.
Mirrors Stage 1 rides.

Dominating ride.
Could hold yellow for long time.
If team supports him.

Second is a win.
Team should be his for good now.
Trade dots for yellow?


Where he wants to be:
Lurking, but can still shadow.
Waiting for mountains.

Kreuziger and Nibali

Have they earned respect?
Maybe they’re still dark horses?
Do not ignore them.


Contador beat him.
Kloden and Leipheimer too.
Is 4th worse than 10th?

No one’s afraid now.
Lackluster effort at best.
Shooting for stage wins?

Four in top twenty.
TTT is theirs to win.
But for Astana.

Stage 2
Bumpy ride today.
But will anyone get dropped?
Hushovd gets the stage.

Please share your comments.
Haikus would be fun to read,
But all thoughts welcome.

About Whit

My experiences might easily fit many cycling fans' definitions of “living the dream.” Since getting hooked on the sport watching Lance Armstrong win the 1993 U.S. Pro Championship, I've raced as an amateur on Belgian cobbles, traveled Europe to help build a European pro team, and piloted that team from Malaysia to Mont Ventoux. As a former assistant director sportif with Mercury-Viatel, I've also seen the less dreamy side of the sport – the side rife with broken contracts, infighting, and positive dope tests. These days, I live with my lovely wife in Pennsylvania and share my experiences and views on the sport at Bicycling Magazine, the Embrocation Cycling Journal, and at my own site, Pavé.
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