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Up close look at the Tour de France

If you like bikes, bike touring, bike racing and/or are following the Tour de France, then check out George Christensen’s blog about his worldwide bicycle travels, which ultimately take him along the Tour de France route every year.

From the his posting on July 20, 2009:

Friends: There was simply too much pep in the young legs of Lance’s teammate Contador and the Schleck brothers for the old war horse Lance to keep up on the climb to the Swiss ski resort of Verbier and the finish line of the 15th stage of The Tour. Lance has looked painfully hollow-eyed and at his limit whenever there has been any climbing during the previous 14 stges. It was no act, as he once hoodwinked Ullrich. He needed his German teammate Andreas Kloden to pace him the last few miles, finishing over a minute and a half behind Contador, though holding second overall in the race. Eight riders finished ahead of him, including Cadel Evans by nine seconds. I couldn’t tell if he muttered to Lance as he passed him, “c’est fini,” as Lance has pronounced of Evans over a week ago.

To read more from this post and his other travels, visit his blog at

Safe travels, George! See you in Chicago soon.