Tag Archives: Tour de France

Respecting the Jersey

There has been much debate over recent ‘transgressions’ in the pro peloton. Who can forget Tom Dumoulin’s unfortunate episode in the Giro d’Italia? He needed a shit and it looked like his rivals took advantage of the situation by riding … Continue reading

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Top 5 Cycling Books (for the holidays)

The Tour de France has finished. A new season of University Challenge has begun. It helps to fill the void until the Vuelta a Espana begins on 20th August. In the meantime, The Wattmeister has compiled a list of his … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 12.

With the stage shortened due to forecast high winds at the summit, the drama which unfolded on the slopes of Mont Ventoux yesterday is best watched: Froome forced to run . There had already been a spill on the descent of the … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 10.

What day is it? Never mind, after yesterday’s rest day, The Wattmeister was looking forward to today’s stage. He traditionally responds well to a recovery day, and consequently found himself (in a virtual sense) in the break  with Greg van … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 9.

Apocalyptic, menacing, adverse, challenging….these are some adjectives used to describe the weather on the road to yesterday’s mountaintop finish at Andorra Arcalis. A select group of saturated GC contenders rode over the line together, some six minutes behind Dutchman Tom Dumoulin. … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 6.

Yesterday, Greg van Avermaet split the peloton just as The Wattmeister was changing from team issue pyjamas into team issue lycra bibshorts….poor etiquette Greg. During today’s stage The Wattmeister fell asleep for a while and missed……nothing. He dreamed of the … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 5.

Stage 5: first shave of the Tour: ……starting at the ankles and finishing on the upper thigh…taking great care not to nick the network of varicose veins on right calf. The Wattmeister found sleep hard to come by. Firstly, a … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 4.

The Wattmeister continues to monitor each and every pedal stroke of the Tour from the unique comfort of the Wattmobile so that you are free to go about your daily productivity. The longest stage of the tour means plenty of … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 2.

After Mark Cavendish’s momentous victory yesterday on Stage 1, The Wattmeister has draped the Wattmobile in yellowish bunting. Written off by cycling pundits as past his best, The Manx Missile comprehensively out-sprinted the fastest men in the peloton with a … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 1.

Paying homage to American magician David Blaine, who, in 2003, spent 44 days in a glass box suspended above the River Thames, over the next three weeks, The Wattmeister will be following The Tour de France from a metal box, … Continue reading

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Following the Tour (From the Drive).

Due to a clerical oversight which has blocked the participation of Team Sudocreme4SagaSprinters from the upcoming Tour de France, The Wattmeister has been forced to make alternative arrangements for the next three weeks. The trusty Wattvan has been coaxed back … Continue reading

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Full English Brexit Review

Well, first off, the bookies got it wrong. Now, we have the absurd situation of David Cameron, who has been forced to #LEAVE even though he wanted to #REMAIN. Boris Johnson, (let’s shorten it to BJ out of mischievousness), well … Continue reading

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