Thursday, 16 July 2009

Le Tour

We are taking quite an interestin in the Tour de France at the moment. We don't have a TV, so don't get to see any of it, just hear it on the radio and see the papers.

The reason for our interest is twofold:

1. Mark Cavendish has won 4 stages (to date). Mark is from the Isle of Man and we really like the Isle of Man.

2. Mark Cavendish's lead out rider is Bathurst's very own Mark Renshaw, who Cav has stated is the best lead out rider in the world!

When Mark Renshaw was still at school he did work experience at the engineering firm where Mick worked and was so good Mick (who was the hirer and firer) gave him an apprenticeship. But....he was too good a cyclist.... and left the job. He has done well, an Olympic Gold Medal in 2000 at Sydney, before going professional. It think it was a better option than being a sheet metal worker.

Go Mark and Mark and Team Columbia.

3 comments:

loulee said...

Go the Marks indeed.

Jelly Wares said...

here's hoping mark cavendish has a win this time round...

Take Care
Jodie :)

Jackie said...

I love the Tour and have been watching it for the last few years. Only trouble is I have to start work at 5am and it makes it really hard to sit up and watch it. Im like a zombie at work for the month of July lol Thankfully most of the mountain climbs fall on the weekend or on my days off lol. The guy that won the stage last night grew up in Inverell. They are amazing athletes.