le Tour 2008

This year’s le Tour de France was one of the best ones that I can remember. Team CSC Saxo Bank and Carlos Sastre stole the show and won it all, both the individual maillot jaune but also the team won the overall team time.

The Tour was filled with some spectacular stages that left you on the edge of your seat the whole time and cheering in the end. There was also some spectacular crashes that unfortunately claimed a few riders, but some dusted themselves off and got back in the saddle.

There was some people who tried to disgrace the beautiful sport of cycling by taking drugs to enhance their performance, but my hat goes off to the officials of le Tour and to the French authorities for not tolerating it. Everyone who tested positive was immediately thrown out of the race and arrested. Cycling is showing sport how you should handle people who try to disgrace their respective sport by taking drugs. In my opinion, people who are saying this is tearing down the sport of cycling are dead wrong, because the cycling officials are dealing with it swiftly and harshly. So I say thank you for saving this beautiful sport.

I must say that having Versus and a DVR is such a wonderful thing, because I was able to catch all the stages. So thank you U-verse for delivering such a beautiful digital signal to my house for me to enjoy le Tour. Now if only we can get Versus to do next year’s race in HD. Then I know that Andy and I will be very happy campers.

Next year look out for Christian Vandevelde of Team Garmin / Chipotle, who was this year’s tour surprise. He might just be wearing the maillot jaune next year on the Champs-Elysées

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Kim, father to Hannah & Caleb, and the connections pastor at The River Church. The thoughts expressed here are my own and not The River Church's.

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