Office Zombies, sorry we’ve been up in the wee hours watching the Tour de France

Ok, lately we’ve spent our early mornings (5 AM -9 AM) glued to the Tour de France. Deal with it. Usually we just watch the last 10 days or so because they’re in the high mountains and that’s where the real make or break riding happens. But this year we thought, what the heck, we’ll watch it all, and we’ll even put together a fantasy team.

Although the TDF has changed over the years, it’s still the best cycling race on the planet with all manner of thrills, spills, and chills, and this year has proved no exception. Of our original 15 man team, we lost 4 riders (Horner, Wiggins, Van De Walle, Louder) in the first 8 days, mostly to injury crashes. And the Tour has lost overall many of the podium-favored national road race champions. That’s pretty unheard of.

Gustave Garrigou, France, Winner of the Tour de France 1911

Don’t really know too much about the tour? Check out the Dummies Tour de France. It’ll get you up to speed and over the mountains with a few thrills and chills, but no spills, unless you want to count the champagne* flying out of your glass as you cheer your champion of choice across a stage finish line!

FAB’s  Remaining Fantasy Cycling Team –

The Century Club:

Thor Hushovd (NOR)

Sebastian Lang (GER)

Ryder Hesjedal (CANADA)

Geraint Thomas (UK) David Millar  (UK)

Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Hubert Dupont (FRA)

Mark Renshaw (AUSSIE) Cadel Evans (AUSSIE)

Levi Leipheimer (USA) George Hincapie (USA)

Riders Retired from the Race

Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL)  Jeffry Louder (USA)  Bradley Wiggins (UK)  Chris Horner (USA)

*FAB in no way endorses early morning or pre-office-hours drinking, hence we will observing TDF work hours  (1PM – 6PM) till the Tour finishes.

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