Micah G bags the Chardonnay Soudannaise
Criquey Monsieur Moses! What a rider! World Champion Thor Hushovd put the hammer down yesterday on the road to Lourdes proving that he can beat the best of even in the mountains. The huge Norwegian rode with panache and intelligence, destroying rivals David Moncoutie and Jeremy Roy in a classic and conquer movement. His kick in the final kilometers having just cycled over a couple of Pyrennees, let us oublier was just spectacular. When he found that extra gear, his rivals were history. Congrats to Monsieur Micah G for bagging the Sudanese Chardonnay.
That was Thor ninth Tour de France stage win (when he first rode in 2001, I remember getting excited about the new Flying Norseman, but he conked out after a very short time) and without a doubt his most memorable.
Hushovd is also one of the world best downhillers. As Pierre Le Ballepoint, French cycling correspondent of Ce Matin probably said, is also, you say?, not un petit peu locomotif in the n p rolex watches as? When drops off the mountain with the vitesse of Madame Bardot falling neglig, we can see as no fear. Well, it was bloody magnificent! Vive les maniacs! The Hammer himself admits it: alone, after going over the Col d in the rainbow jersey, is incredible is the craziest thing I ever done. Yesterday he held off the Peloton, Hushovd and Moncoutie, riding solo over the Col d (that takes some courage, mon braves), only to be caught in the final few kilometers. As he crossed the line, he punched his heart yes,Jrmy, we feel your pain (Shouldn that be feel your baguette? Ed).
For further stage couverage, check Cycling News ( Wins Miracle Stage in Lourdes here) and The Grauniad (here, where Thor reiterates that trying to win the Green Jersey is not in his jouxplan). I am not so sure about that latter as rolex watches sertion. Cavendish rolex watches is now favourite to take that competition (proving that the ne rolex watches w intermediate sprint rules actually suit him fine), but Thor looks good in green.