Geraint Thomas – the secret of his success?

What a stage Geraint Thomas had – second over the Col du Tourmalet having fought back after being dropped off the back of the breakaway. Leading for much of the stage, but didn’t have quite enough to hold on till the end.  He was awarded the “most combative” award for the day and even managed to make it home (albeit 10 mins behind the leaders). A terrific stage for Geraint.

Really – it’s no wonder that Geraint is having a good tour, he’s got the cows on-side!

According to Velonation

The Sky Procycling rider has signed a deal with the Welsh red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) to be the new ambassador for Welsh beef and lamb. In announcing the deal, he has emphasised the importance of nutrition in sport. “Fuelling yourself for any exercise, whether it’s the Tour de France or just a friendly game of football with your friends, it’s important that you eat the right foods to get the essential vitamins,” he said

Not only that – but I think the Welsh Cows are following Daisy’s lead and marshalling a herd response to protect their boy from wayward tourists, dogs on leashes and other varieties of cows who may be looking to knobble his chances.

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Stage one: round-up

As suspected, we didn’t get a lot of cow action during the opening stage.  The few sightings were brief and very much in the background, with the exception of the display put on by the Agriculteurs de Vendée at the 94km mark.  Their cow was, however, sculptural.

Despite the effort these farmers had gone to with their display, Phil and Paul were less than impressed.  They felt that the use of the vehicles animating the wheels of the bike undermined the Tour’s green credentials. Sheesh – lighten up, guys!

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