Favorite moment in today’s stage: Lance’s dash for the win, natch.
Close second: Kloeden, one of the Germans on the T-Mobile squad, giving a firm shove to a guy running alongside him waving a German flag.
Third: Paul Sherwin’s comment on another one of the roadside lunatics, a guy in a chicken suit who ran in front of the lead group for about 100 meters: “It’s a pity that some of these people are so crazy.” Sherwen also observed during a replay of the finish that Lance had been “determinated” to win.
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I adore Sherwen. He always tells it like it is!
Can’t wait to see OLN tonight and watch Kloden clock the spectator.
Well, he didn’t quite clock the guy. It was just a good, hard, “get-out-of-here” push. Satisfying to watch.
My favorite tour moment of the past couple days was a guest appearance by Robin Williams in the pre-race booth with Al Trautwig (and that other guy). I think Williams has lost his comedic touch over recent years, but this guest spot was a real gem. He just riffed spontaneously for about five solid minutes — no producer could stop him from being funny.
When finally asked what his attraction was to cycling toward the end of the interview, Williams replied: “Well, it’s a bike-sexual thing. A long, hard appreciation for the sport.”
Classic Williams — and on family cable TV. Priceless.