The 2008 Tour de France was actually my daughter's 3rd Tour, but after last year's milestone of recognizing it only as a "bike race", this summer she spoke the words every father dreams of hearing from his child: "Tour de France". And I was there with camcorder in hand to record the whole thing!
One of the most established cycling journalists around today is former Scottish international rider Richard Moore. His recent biography of climbing legend Robert Millar brought him critical acclaim, his subject some overdue credit … but also reignited the media ‘obsession’ with tracking down the reclusive Millar.
Ed Hood's right hand man at this year's Tour de France, Martin Williamson, got quite the eyeful throughout his journey through the second half of the Tour, and lets us in on a few of his thoughts and observations, as we enjoy our final Tour de France wrap.
PEZ Roadside Final #2: Two weeks inside the Pez/Tour bubble, and every second an adventure. The whole time was kinda like a mountain descent. You never know exactly what’s around the corner, you’re never sure if you’ll run out of road, you never forget that you’re high-wiring on the ‘going smoothly/going horribly’ tightrope.
PEZ Roadside Wrap #1: The Tour is too full of stories to report in just 3 weeks, so here's Ed's look back... A wise man once said; “85% of your problems in life talk back at you!” In other words; “life is about people,” and we met the best of people on the 2008 Tour de France.
Tour de PEZ St.21: It’s our 5th year following Le Tour into Paris, but never have we seen it like this. Our treasured seat today was inside the most popular place in the race - the Festina crew-carrier, smack dab in the middle of the famous Tour Caravan. The parcours, fans, and Champs Elysees never looked like this…
PEZ Roadside St. 20: Steegmans sways out of the saddle, his long powerful, brown legs that can win Tour stages are stabbing at the pedals: Adam stays in the tuck, he’s more stylish than the QuickStep man, the gear is lower, but the bear-like Steegmans is coming back at the Australian...PEZ followed Adam Hansen from his warm-up through post race interview at today's final time trial!