Sorry for lack of response recently but goodness me what a Grand Tour. It was a delight to behold Contador's win at all cost mentality and the attack that won him the race was truly old school epic in its construction.
I'm pumped for the world champs now. Promises to be a great race. Spain's line-up is incredible.
I really enjoyed the tour as well, pretty much everyday was entertaining enough in some way. A little disappointed he couldn't do a bit more and at least podium, but very happy Froome managed a 4th place in the end, considering. Swift too was very close to taking a few stages, would have loved him to convert just one. We did continue that winning at least one stage run with Steve Cummings breakaway victory, so that was the highlight for me definitely.
The Tour of Britain was very enjoyable also. The racing, the crowds, the Brits also did very good overall, probably about time. Sky weren't always at their best, don't know how much they wanted to put in here, and Brad couldn't finish due to sickness. After all they put into Cav, maybe too much at times, seeing him win in his 3rd stage here in his last race as world champ/departing Sky was special, and then Jon Tiernan-Locke winning the tour and sealing his move to Sky basically. Plus Kristian House taking the KOM, and Pete Williams the sprints jersey. There were plenty of positives, with teams, riders, the race in general, the interest levels. I was planning on going to see one of the stages but i had an unavoidable appointment sadly. There's always next year, perhaps.
Anyway, no sooner as that had finished and we are on to the worlds. TdF-Olympics-Paralympics-Vuelta-ToB-Worlds. It's been a crazy few months with plenty of other races fitting in between the major ones. I must have watched more cycling in the last few months than the last few years put together. Starting to feel sad it will be over for a while before we get back to serious competition, really looking forward to the new season and transfers though, don't think i've got to this point before.