Sunday, July 02, 2006

More Reason for the French to Hate Americans

Discovery Channel team rider, American George Hincapie, took the yellow jersey after stage 1 of the Tour de France today. He took a two second lead over yesterday's yellow jersey wearer, Thor Hushovd, who won the individual time trial on the Tour's initial day.

Although the two riders finished today's stage with the 'same time', Hincapie cleverly sneaked some sprint time in the middle of the race that placed him in the overall lead at the stage's end.

Near the end of today's stage, Hushovd's right arm was slashed by a cardboard 'hand' that a fan was holding out over the barricade. (They should use foam!) Al-Qaeda's Osama bin-Laden has taken credit for the attack.

This should earn the Guiness Book of World Records entry for the world's worst paper cut.

Hincapie: "I worked super hard to start the Tour de France in great shape,..." No kidding!

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