Good omens

The Tour de France start list is still some time away, but I’ve been reading the tea leaves (cow pats?) and am prepared to make the call: it’s going to be an excellent year for the cows. Not only did the Sydney Royal Easter Show choose our signature breed, the Charolais, as its feature breed this year, but this Palgrove Charolais was awarded the Urquhart Trophy as champion bull of the show.

Champion BullImage: Al Rayner

It’s definitely a sign…

 

Cow-ntdown continues

With just over four months until the start of le Tour de France 100, the official twitter account for the Tour was hard at work building the buzz last night, with details of the planned programme of events.

La Legende du Tour

 Image: 100% Tour de France

For some moving pictures to get you fired up, Will from Two Wheel Tours shared this (reload the page if the clip doesn’t appear):

Mark Fairhurst of Zeitgeist Images keeps the cycling love alive year-round with his images and this is just one of the fab pieces celebrating the upcoming Tour:

Mark Fairhurst 100th TdF

Of course, this remains my favourite:

Mark Fairhurst Cows

For those of you who’ve been suffering southern hemisphere heatwaves, think of these sleepless nights as Tour prep. And bring on the Classics!

Moo-rry Christmas

There’s only a little over 27 weeks to go before the 100th edition of the Tour de France. It’s probably a bit early to start training in earnest for the late nights, but… ’tis the season where you might need to look on the bright side of the bleary mornings. Call it pre-season, or something.

Anyway, whatever you are celebrating at this time of year, take the advice of Spotlight Christmas and celebrate with a cow.

Christmas Cow

 

Image: Wallsave