It’s the end of the Tour’s first week. With the Alps looming, I thought it might be a good time for a look at how some of the race’s 22 teams have fared over the first 7 days. And in honor of Sébastien Turgot’s third consecutive, sixth-place finish today, I think a series of six-word memoirs might be a fun way to go about it. Enjoy!
1. Saxo Bank
Stage Three: won battle. 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 gifts—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 Tour’s 22 teams. I’m hoping you’ll all help me with the rest. Leave your suggestions as comments, and I’ll add them to the list above.
Remember: six words only. Numbers count, but hyphens don’t. Be creative and clever!