First, its not canceled. Second, opening stage was a real race! Third, two of my favorites did their thing nicely. Alaphillippe, built for the Ardennes races, took this on. Didn't win but put put his mark on the week. (More than a couple of riders are going to remember his ride and not with fondness.) Quintana, the pint sized climber who had no business there in a windy crosswind day, did exactly what he needed to do.
It may be a grim year, but for the next week we have bicycle racing! Really good racing! Now, if Alaphillppe can continue the show all week and Quintana can quietly pull this off (throwing in one or two special days) I'll be as happy as a clam.
I've been off the bike. Music, people and another room renovation getting my focus. Vowed before I went to bed that today I'd ride. Last night my leg cramped up. Yup, gotta go. (It's gonna be real slow!) But Alaphillippe has put some spring in my step!)
I'm off to put some air in my tires and make sure the 18 and 19 tooth cogs are on Jessica. (Don't want to do anything rash!)