Sunday, July 27, 2008

Congratulations Spain, another first, another Tour de France

Carlos Sastre today doing the honour lap round the Champs Elysees.

As an ex cycling fan, the sport still has a place in my heart so I couldn't be other than delighted to hear that Carlos Sastre won the Tour of France today for the 11th time for Spain. He is also the 7th man to do so after Federico Bahamontes, Luis Ocaña, my friend Pedro Delgado, Miguel Induráin (5 times in a row), Oscar Pereiro and last year's Alberto Contador. This is also the third year running for Spain, quite a feat for this sport which for me is the probably the hardest there is.

Congratulations Carlos Sastre and congratulations Spain on yet another sporting victory. I somehow imagine the Frence are not very happy that in the same year and yet again Spain garnered both the Roland Garros tennis championship - the French Open - as well as their beloved Tour de France

Allé l'Espagne!

Cheers from cloudy Cambados in Galicia

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