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Leading the Tour de France

2007-07-26 20:32:33.899507+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

An Englishman is leading the Tour de France... by one day, with his mum as his support team, and unlike the professional riders, it appears that he's likely not taking drugs:

"Oh no, Luke doesn't take drugs at the best of times, not even an aspirin if he has a headache. He does take some cod liver oil tablets, but apart from that he's doing this largely on Coca Cola and jam butties."

He took up cycling a year ago, and it looks like he'll actually complete the entire 2,200 mile route. Screw the doped-up money chasers, this is the sort of athletic endeavor I can get behind and cheer on.

[ related topics: Drugs Sports Bicycling Luke Bream ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-27 19:02:26.104455+00 by: petronius

Its easy to win, when all the other competitors have been led off in irons for having taken horse pills.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-27 19:21:36.413246+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I'm kinda wondering if Luke Bream will end up winning by default...

Or, somewhere down towards the back of the pack is a struggling team that's not going to get caught by the drug tests, and is going to be catapulted to fame when they're the only team left standing.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-27 20:28:33.642016+00 by: ebradway

I NEED[Wiki] to make a yellow "Go Luke Bream" t-shirt by this weekend when I go for my group ride!

Le Tour is the biggest sporting event of the year in Boulder. Every coffee shop and bar has footage showing and debates raging.