Yes, I know. I’m a little late off the start line. In my defense, my kid and I have been dealing with COVID and quarantine for the past two weeks. Ugh.
Anyhoo, have YOU #WatchtheFemmes?
Did you know the 2015 version of La Course by TdF was a featured race in the first book of the #WheelerNovel sports/romance series? Click HERE for your copy. While you’re there, why not get the Second and Third novels in the series featuring even more exciting racing (and romance!)
One of the good things about being forced to stay home is I got to watch the first 4 stages live and witnessed to some pretty intense racing.
Team DSM’s LORENA WIEBES just beating out Jumbo-Visma’s Marianne Vos on the Champs in Stage 1 to claim the FIRST Yellow jersey in 33 years.
MARIANNE VOS edging Valcar’s SILVIA PERSICO and Canyan/Sram’s Kasia NIEWIADOMA to take Stage 2 and the Yellow jersey.
The AMAZING Cecile LUDWIG of FDJ (and Danish National Champion!) surging on the final climb to win Stage 3. Not to mention her awesome, uncensored F-bomb drop in her post race interview.
Stage 4 saw MARLEN REUSSER SOLO to stage victory with a gap of over a minute.
At time of publish, it looks like Stage 5 was another sprinters’ showdown with Lorena Wiebes again claiming stage victory over World Champion ELISA BALSAMO and Marianne Vos. I’ll be watching the replay, no doubt!
If the first 5 races have been this nail-bitingly exciting, imagine what it will be like in the mountains for Stages 6, 7 and 8!
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