Tour de France 2013 – Stage 02

STAGE 02 Sunday, June 30th Bastia > Ajaccio (154km)


That would have been ever funnier if I hadn’t stuffed up the #SagWagon hashtag o.O



Today’s stage lacked the carnage of stage one for both riders and support vehicles. The stage did have the unwanted excitement of spectators running into the path of the Peloton, and an off leash dog playing chicken in front of a fast moving set of wheels. Although we had a fair bit of confusion as to who the RSL rider who was going off solo (sorry Irizar), Bakelants went on to the stage win and the maillot jaune.

If anyone can explain the fuzzy pink turtles, I might be allowed to drink after midnight again.

Stage 2 Results
01 BAKELANTS, Jan BEL (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD) 3:43:11
02 SAGAN, Peter SVK (CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING) + 1
03 KWIATKOWSKI, Michal POL (OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK-STEP)
04 CIMOLAI, Davide ITA (LAMPRE-MERIDA)
05 BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald NOR (SKY PROCYCLING)
06 SIMON, Julien FRA (SOJASUN)
07 GAVAZZI, Francesco ITA (ASTANA PRO TEAM)
08 IMPEY, Daryl RSA (ORICA GREENEDGE)
09 BENNATI, Daniele ITA (SAXO-TINKOFF)
10 LAGUTIN, Sergey UZB (VACANSOLEIL-DCM)

GC after Stage 2
01 BAKELANTS, Jan BEL (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD) 8:40:03
02 MILLAR, David GBR (GARMIN SHARP) + 1
03 SIMON, Julien FRA (SOJASUN)
04 IMPEY, Daryl RSA (ORICA GREENEDGE)
05 BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald NOR (SKY PROCYCLING)
06 GERRANS, Simon AUS (ORICA GREENEDGE)
07 KWIATKOWSKI, Michal POL (OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK-STEP)
08 LAGUTIN, Sergey UZB (VACANSOLEIL-DCM)
09 RIBLON, Christophe FRA (AG2R LA MONDIALE)
010 EVANS, Cadel AUS (BMC RACING)

#TourDeSnack
I might be cheating a bit again this year as I have gone with the City Wine Shop TDF pack rather than planning my own wine selections.

Gris Imperial

2011 Abbatucci Gris Imperial Rose
This rosé comes from Ajaccio, the regional capital of Corsica and the birthplace of French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. The estate has precious old vineyards in the southern part of Corsica. Made from the indigenous varieties sciaccarello and barbarosso, it is a vibrant and textural rose that shouldn’t be served too cold.
Cheese Match: Fleur de Marquis ~ sheep’s cheese rolled in herbs

The cheese was unavailable so in the end we went with quinces poached in spiced port for the #TourDeSnack; not bad at all.

#LVDT
* LesVaches DuTour Stage 2: Round-up

#TrollDJ – Stage 2
♫ Paul Kelly – Dumb Things :: “I’ve done all the dumb things” #OGEBannerGate
♫ R L Burnside – It’s Bad You Know :: Stage 1 crash compilation
♫ Debussy / Philadelphia Orchestra – Clare De Lune :: the sights of Corsica
♫ Leftfield – Open Up :: Tommy V’s escapades “make room for me”
♫ Ron Sexsmith – Sneak Out the Back Door :: as we wave farewell to the sprinters
♫ Dan Tyminski – Knock Knock! :: The Peloton in action on a decent
♫ Crystal Fighters – I Do This Everyday :: Doing a turn up front
♫ The Sunny Cowgirls – Go You Good Thing

#Sagwagon

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