Tuesday, July 8, 2008

ONE WAY TO FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG
Christian Vande Velde lets his patriotism roll across France

SPEEDWAY ON DISPLAY. I love this wide angle photo of American Christian Vande Velde riding in Tuesday's Stage 4 Individual Time Trial of the Tour de France. You know, Vande Velde didn't HAVE to put the image of an American flag on his American-made Zipp wheels (hand-built in Speedway, Indiana, actually!), but he did! I think that's cool. I usually don't go in for flag-waving expressions of patriotism, but every now and then some graphic strikes me as fitting and fun. This is one. Vande Velde finished well enough to put himself in the top ten overall for the race after four stages.

SIX TO WATCH. The Tour de France has its 3rd different race leader in four days. I guarantee that it will change again and again. I'm watching six riders who are emerging as the real contenders for the Tour win. Read my updates at The Tour de France for the Rest of Us.

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