Friday File: tranquilo papito

One day to go.

The greatest Canadian rider is Steve Bauer. He wore the Maillot Jaune in 1988 and finished fourth overall. Amazingly it is the 30th anniversary (how time flies), of that great achievement. A great moment when I remember Bauer Power...

Vive le France.
Monsieurs Bobet and Anquetil

Go Rigo!

Rigoberto Uran is one of the contender's in this year's Tour. His laid-back style hides an aggressiveness to win on the bike. It's this laid-back nature that I admire so when he was asked from EF Education, "What expressions have you taught your teammates?"

His answer: "I've taught them all kinds of things, but the phrase they like the best is "tranquilo papito," which translates as "take it easy." Cycling is an intense sport, and it's good to encourage each other to just chill and be calm."

Tip of the cap...

Smile it's Tour time - 1971. (Belgium advances in the World Cup beating Brazil). 

The great French hope: Romain Bardet

After the unfair expulsion from last year... Peter Sagan is back.

Alpe d'Huez, 1984:
Robert Millar won the Mountains Classification and finished 4th on GC behind 3 of the greats:
Laurent Fignon (1), Bernard Hinault (2), Greg LeMond (3).