I've been checking on some youtube stuff to get myself excited for the tour. I figured since I already had most of the links sorted out, I'd go ahead and post some of my favorite TdF moments over the last few years. So, in no particular order- my top 5 favorite recent TdF moments after the jump2008- Stage 18. After a ridiculous amount of wheel-sucking Barredo tries to outsprint Burghardt, and while he's not up to the task, he's at least saved some energy for a tantrum
2009- Stage 6. Millar denied while Thor triumphs in the rainy streets of Barcelona
2009 Stage 3. HTC Blows up the field. Much of the talk surrounding this stage was in the context of how in related to Armstrong and Contador. I enjoyed watching HTC take out their anger on the peloton and some quality talking afterwards (starting about 3 min into the video). I wish I could find a clip of the moment the split occured because Sparticus performed some of the most amazing riding I've seen in a bike race.
2009 Stage 13. Yet another great moment from 2009. Viewing the 2009 highlights has been a good reminder that the race will still have a lot of great moments even if I don't care about the GC. Watching GHH take this victory was pretty spectacular. I'm not much for sentiment, but even I was touched watching this finish.
2007 Stage 3. Cancellara at his finest. Possibly the only time I haven't been disappointed at being robbed of a sprint finish
Here's hoping 2011 will provide moments to be enjoyed for years to come.