Sunday, 26 July 2009

Cycling Adventure

Paris saw Alberto Contador win the 2009 Tour de France. With his first victory in 2007 this is a man to watch! At 26 years old, his lead of 4 minutes 11seconds is the widest winning margin in many years. The younger Schleck brother Andy came in second place and after a four year break from this race, Lance Armstrong returned to steal third place.

All three men plan to be back next year, 2010 looks set to be full of excitement. The other mighty competitor to keep an eye on will be Mark Cavendish, winner of six stages, who says no one can challenge him more than he himself. Known as the ‘British Rocket’ this talented athlete oozes promise. He is a young man with big dreams and a knack of turning them to reality.

Other achievers taking the podium this year were Thor Hushovd a formidable sprinter and Italian Franco Pellizotti who scooped the King of the Mountains title. So ends yet another awesome Tour de France adventure. Be inspired and try out some new cycling tours available here at home.

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