Well it's no news that cycling is my favorite sport apart from football, and the one I practise (moutain biking variant, road only for practising) now that I'm old and too fat to go after a ball.
As the mythic Tour de france starts today I've created this thread just for us to speak about cycling and everything related with.
About the tour, my bet goes for Contador the best ryder IMO at the moment and the one to beat, but cycling is the most colective of the individual sports, well in the end it's a collective sport, you can not win the Tour the France or any other great race without a good team, and that will be weak point for Contador, other contenders have best prepared teams, Armstrong, the Schleck brothers and others.
Cycling it's a brutal sport where you need not just physical streng but also good tactics and to be ready to suffer, it's a sport where legends are easy to made.
The tour the France of course it's the top race for any ryder, three long weeks of suffering, but I also like to follow the springtime classics, the world champs, the Vuelta and the Giro.
Even not having many famous names cycling it's a sport with a long tradition in Portugal, and was the one sport that made the Lisbon teams (Sporting and benfica) the biggest and best known teams all over Portugal, thank's to duels both teams made duing the Volta a Portugal in the past.
The second day of the tour ended with several crashes in the end during the final sprint, but that's just the beggining we will have to wait for the mountains for the great show and the 54 km time trial. Tomorrow we will a stage in Begium in the cobblestone pavement and surprises may start happening just tomorrow, riding those cobbles ain't easy at all.
As I told before this is the thread for all that enjoy all types of cycling and want to say something about