• Tour de France stage 20: so unbelievable that Pogacar won his fifth stage of this tour and 16th so far. At this rate he’ll definitely break Cavendish’s record of 35 stage wins. Glad to see Carapaz and Girmay securing polka dot and green jersies. Time trial tomorrow will not affect GC I hope.

  • Tour de France stage 19: Tadej Pogacar just dominateted the race today and showed everyone who is the best and the strongest rider in the world. He attacked on the last climb of a hard stage and left everyone in the dust. Two more stages but he has an unassailable lead and he has pretty much won it.

  • OMG! I just noticed that there is a “like” button for email messages in Outlook. There is an option to choose different emojis. How stupid is that?!?!?

  • Tour de France stage 18: First stage win for Victor Campenaerts on this hilly stage. He said in the interview that he was eyeing this stage since last December. So glad it worked out for him. He is a hardworking team player and I like his style of riding. Can’t believe that only 3 more days left!

  • Oui oui oui!!!

  • Tour de France stage 17: Finally a fantastic stage win for Richard Carapaz. He joins the selected group of riders that have stage wins in all three grand tours. There was some action in the leaders group but no change in rankings. Three more tough days in the Alps before the time trial on last day.

  • Tour de France stage 16: Third stage win for Jasper Philipsen on the last flat day of the tour. Girmay crashed with 2 kms to go but still holds a slim lead in points classification. Green jersey will be contested on intermediate sprints over the next 4 days. Tour moves on to the Alps to finish!

  • It feels like I am getting a whiplash from constantly switching from “Oh yeah everything is OK” to “Oh no we are fucked” and back on various work and life issues, several times a day. Don’t know how long this can be sustained.

  • Tour de France stage 15: Another dominating win for Pogacar on a hard mountain stage in the Pyrenees. Jonas lost a minute to Tadej but gained a minute over Remco. Unless something crazy happens, it seems like the podium is already set for this tour. There will be competition for a top 10 finish.

  • Tour de France stage 14: Tadej Pogacar again showed that he is the best and strongest rider winning today’s tough stage. Jonas and Remco switched their positions behind Tadej. Several riders dropped out due to COVID. Tomorrow is another hard stage (4800m climb) in the Pyrenees before the rest day.

  • Tour de France stage 13: Jasper Philipsen won his second sprint stage on a flat route today finishing in Pau. I think only one flat stage and chance for sprint left in this tour. Roglic abandoned the race today. He is just unlucky in TdF as he has won other big races like tours of Italy and Spain.

  • Tour de France stage 12: Another flat stage with a couple of small bumps along the way. Girmay snatched his third stage win in a bunch sprint. Roglic crashed and lost some time on his GC rivals; dropping him to 6th place from 4th. No other changes in the GC standings. One more flat stage tomorrow.

  • Tour de France stage 11: A long (210 kms) and hard (4100m climbing) stage that tested the top 4 riders of this tour. During the 4 climbs in last 50 kms, Tadej and Jonas went head-to-head in a thrilling battle with Jonas winning the stage. Remco and Primoz couldn’t keep up and lost time.

  • Underside of the Gold Star Memorial bridge over Pequot (aka Thames) river near New London, CT.



    Reminded me of this when I saw a photo posted by Pratik.

  • Tour de France stage 10: After the rest day, today’s stage was pancake flat. After many unsuccessful attempts last week, Jasper Philipsen finally won a sprint that was perfectly executed by his team. Good to see the winner of green jersey from last year grab a stage win. No change in GC rankings.

  • Someone whom I have known since she was 2 years old, graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics and starting off her career. Congratulations to her but this makes me feel old. 😂😂😂

  • Tour de France stage 9: what an exciting day with so much action on the gravel sections of the route today! Tadej Pogacar tried to put his opponents in difficulty to gain time on them but was not successful. Jonas and Remco must be relieved. Turgis from Total Energie team won his first ever stage. Great effort by Jasper Stuyvent that came up short at the end.

  • Tour de France stage 8: Biniam Girmay won another sprint stage with a few little climbs on the way. Abrahamsen captured the maximum possible KOM points and consolidated his lead in the Polka dot jersey competition. Sadly, Mads Pedersen did not start today due to injuries from a couple of days ago. No change in GC standings.

  • Tour de France stage 7: on the first of two time trials, World Champion time trial it’s Remco Evenepoel handily beat everyone else and solidified his 2nd place in general classification. Two more stages before the first rest day on Monday.

  • Tour de France stage 6: Another flat day without much action except the sprint at the finish line where Dylan Groenewegen beat out all the other sprinters to win the stage.