In July 1987, while The Wattmeister was occupied as a domestique in The Tour of Alaska, Stephen Roche was famously carving out a victory in the Tour de France. Here is a clip of a pivotal moment in the race.
Twenty years later, new kid on the block, Fabian Cancellara held the yellow jersey in the early stages of the 2007 renewal of the Tour de France. In this clip, he shows what it means to fight for the honour of wearing that jersey.
Two magnificent efforts which forced the riders to dig deep into themselves. Tomorrow, The Wattmeister will seek to emulate them in Regents Park.