Joe Lindsey over at boulderreport.com penned an amusing article comparing this year's Tour de France teams with characters from The Simpsons. At least it's a diverson from drugs, drugs, who took the drugs? Hat tip to my husband for this one.
As they say...on the flipIn the post-Lance Armstrong era, people are searching (searching! I tell you) for a reason to tune in to the Tour. Yes, as Greg LeMond was quoted as saying in the July Outside, people who became Tour fans during Armstrong's seven-year run will probably not quit cold turkey, but the Lance-centric nature of coverage in this country will also leave many of these people wondering if Agritubel is a new kind of toothpaste, why the only American team in the race is led by a man from the Ukraine while Americans helm German and Swiss outfits, and questioning whether Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta really needs all those names. I mean, Ronaldo seems to do fine with just one.
Herewith, an easy-to-understand guide to the 2006 Tour de France, matching each team with the Simpsons character it most resembles."Here is the link to the entire article.