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Paris Tours
October 15, 2009, 1:39 pm
Filed under: pro crap

As much as I like bike racing, I’m a fairly casual fan of professional road cycling. It’s fun to watch, but I don’t have the energy to plug into regularly following the sport, and the ups, downs, strengths, and weaknesses of too many teams and riders.

As such, I get a lot of my race news from Cyclocosm, whose author does nice video-edits of occasional races, entitled “How The Race Was Won.” Recently, he uploaded commentary on Paris-Tours, and I clicked Youtube links through to watch the final several kilometers. The ten-minute segment hits some good highlights – a late break trying to hold off a chase that’s visible coming around corners behind them; excellent three-up tactics in the long, final drag; Tom Boonen’s head-bobbing sea-monster sprint; and a lone chaser pounding his gear in a long pursuit, holding off the rest for fourth place. And after the race, the winner plays the polite card by thanking his companions for their cooperation in keeping the break away.

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