Launch: 2012 Les Vaches Du Tour

It’s almost here! The weather is turning and with it our thoughts are turning to long, cold winter nights snuggling under the doona on the couch (or possibly the opposite if you’re on the other side of the world), endless cups of tea, twitter enabled device by your side, telly tuned to SBS and the dulcet tones of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.

Pictures of lycra clad heroes and villains rushing past faster than you can imagine scaring the living daylights out of the usual residents of these sleepy country waysides… yes you’re right – I’m talking about the cows!

WE’RE BAAACK!

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Welcome to Les Vaches du Tour

The Tour de France is one of the highlights of the professional cycling calendar,  but it is so much more than a bike race. It also presents an annual opportunity to make soon-forgotten plans to conquer the Col de Tourmelet to counteract the best-forgotten plans to cook up a Gabriel Gaté-inspired month of French favourites. There’s the game of “spot a familiar face”  as sommelier Christian Maier attempts to pass Southbank off as somewhere more Seine-side,  and the temptation to base drinking games around any number of Phil Liggett-  and Paul Sherwen-isms. Even more importantly,  there are the forgotten heroes of the Tour.

The cows.

During this year’s Tour,  we will be providing a daily guide to the cattle to watch.

Stay tuned.