A night at le Tour?
By proxy, that is ...
Recently I had a lucky break with my real job, a disposed of video/TV/computer projector, with a bit of fiddling around, started to work again, so I have a 'big screen' TV of sorts, when hooked up to a laptop anyway. It's not HD, but it's pretty good all the same. I also have a TV receiver card for my lappy - mobile SBS ... And SBS, as all who read here will know, do le Tour, mostly live. Good-o. They're responsible for many many sleepless nights over July for the last few years.
Anyway ... enough with the preamble. The Tour this year promises to be one of the best ever. A super-team clash, Saxobank (formerly CSC), with Sastre (maybe blown after the Giro?), the Schlecks coming into form, vs Astana's powerhouse team who have 8 TdF wins in their starting line and a second place or two (Armstrong, Contador and Leipheimer) as well as Popovich and the master of tour tactics calling their shots (Johan Bruneel). Add to the mix Cadel Evans who's hitting form right on time as well, but with a suspect team (again!). Can Cadel benefit from the struggle between the two superteams? Who knows? It'll be fascinating, that's for sure.
So we'll all be watching. I have a big screen, Blackburn has clubrooms with a gas heater, a big fridge (or just put your drinks outside, it'll be cold enough ...) and an oven and stove for the making of fresh popcorn etc. Who's in?! I'm going to confirm with the club tonight at the committee meeting, but I'm proposing the following nights :
Friday 10th July : stage details.
Sunday 19th July : stage details.
Tues 21st July : stage details.
Sat 25th July (Ventoux!) : stage details.
These will be open to all Blackburn and aboc people. $5 to come along and we'll provide the popcorn and snacks.