Itâ€™s the end of the Tourâ€™s first week.Â With the Alps looming, I thought it might be a good time for a look at how some of the raceâ€™s 22 teams have fared over the first 7 days.Â And in honor of SÃ©bastien Turgotâ€™s third consecutive, sixth-place finish today, I think a series of six-word memoirs might be a fun way to go about it.Â Enjoy!
1. Saxo Bank
Stage Three: won battle.Â Lost war?
Made some breaks; kit still ugly.
Vandevelde out; Farrar healing; lead-out broken.
Gesink upright; Menchov lurking; Freire who?
Thank you, Peter; cobbles were fun!
6. Radio Shack
Lance gets no giftsâ€”just watch.
7. Quick Step
No Tom Boonen, pas de probleme!
Boy Racer, Cry Baby–The Man!
9. Cervelo TestTeam
Thor in green; Sastre in mountains?
Petacchi wins with and without crashes.
Evans looks solid; stripes suit him.
As you can see, I only covered half of the Tourâ€™s 22 teams.Â Iâ€™m hoping youâ€™ll all help me with the rest.Â Leave your suggestions as comments, and Iâ€™ll add them to the list above.
Remember: six words only. Numbers count, but hyphens donâ€™t.Â Be creative and clever!