2021 TDF Stage 21: Fairytales Meet Reality, Specialization Meets Range

Jul 20, 01:08 PM

“It was a Tour of heroic deeds and the stuff of legend too farfetched for a cheesy sports movie. It was the Tour of the most attrition and disarray of the generation, but I survived it. It was the Tour where Young Beowulf was Crowned King—his second Yellow Jersey in Paris. It was the Tour of Vingegaard’s Revelation. It was the Tour where Poulidor’s descendant first wore the Maillot Jaune he never managed to pull on in his career. It was the Tour where that Work of Aert Swiss Army Knife showed off his Range and Versatility on every facet of the route. And most famously of all, it was the fairytale Tour where the Manx Missile returned to the peak of his powers in the very twilight of his career.”

“It was a Tour of heroic deeds and the stuff of legend too farfetched for a cheesy sports movie. It was the Tour of the most attrition and disarray of the generation, but I survived it. It was the Tour where Young Beowulf was Crowned King—his second Yellow Jersey in Paris. It was the Tour of Vingegaard’s Revelation. It was the Tour where Poulidor’s descendant first wore the Maillot Jaune he never managed to pull on in his career. It was the Tour where that Work of Aert Swiss Army Knife showed off his Range and Versatility on every facet of the route. And most famously of all, it was the fairytale Tour where the Manx Missile returned to the peak of his powers in the very twilight of his career.”