Great Scene: Lethal Weapon

Great Scene: Lethal Weapon

I flashed back today on a great scene in the original Lethal Weapon movie. To set the scene: There’s a depressed guy threatening to kill himself by jumping off a building The cops along with a crowd are watching from down on the street – will he do it?...
Live Blog: Mont du Chat

Live Blog: Mont du Chat

A blow-by-blow T 0:00: The climb begins with Bakelants and Gallopin off the front by a couple of minutes and Marion Rousse on the France 2 commentary team hardly holding back her enthusiasm in seeing her hubby leading the day’s stage. T 2:02: Gallopin goes for...
Col de Grand Colombier

Col de Grand Colombier

Tomorrow the Tour de France takes the riders up the Col du Grand Colombier. A couple of years ago I rode the same climb as part of the Tour de l’Ain Cyclosportive and let me tell you – it’s a killer. I decided to look up my performance on that climb...
Calling it for Kittel

Calling it for Kittel

Sometimes predicting the winner of a stage of the Tour de France is hard. Tomorrow, for example, is going to be tough, as is Sunday. Any time the road points up and the riders start to put some distance between the wheels, it is hard to know who will come out on tip....
Nacer Bouhanni Knows How to Lose

Nacer Bouhanni Knows How to Lose

Finally someone in the professional peloton has seen what I see in Nacer Bouhanni – and that is, not much. In the wake of today’s sprint stage Arnaud Demare’s lead out man, Jacopo Guarnieri, spelled out exactly what was wrong with the Cofidis...
Planche des Belle Filles

Planche des Belle Filles

After yesterday’s successful – well, mostly successful – prediction of the stage winner and the resulting win of a foot massage from Cécile, I am looking forward to catching today’s stage of the Tour de France after work. The first of the...