Posted by: Jennifer Sage | April 1, 2008

Cycling Humor: How Astana can get back in the Tour de France

Following my post on Slipstream’s invitation to the Tour, here’s a very funny article by the famous Fatcyclist, on how Astana could make it back into ASO’s favor and get into the Tour.  Almost equally as interesting are the comments.  Some people are just too serious.  Note my comment (by Funhog).  It’s always good to be able to poke fun at yourself or at a situation or even at others at times.  Cyclists, cycling teams, cycling fans, cycling media, cycling event organizers are no exception. There’s lots to laugh about!  We’re a pretty funny lot… 

Take this photo for example.  I betcha some wiseguy could come up with a great caption!  I took this in 2004 at the Tour on the Col de la Croix Fry and have been dying for someone much funnier than me to come up with a caption.  3 of these 4 “famous” riders are out for failed drug tests.  You could have a field day with Jan’s oh-so-typical Homeresque “duh” expression, with the probable thoughts going through Floyd’s head, with the wistful, almost happy look on Basso’s face (kind of a “You just wait Mr. Lance Armstrong, I’m just biding my time”), and of course, with Lance’s steely-eyed glare and his dancing cross around his neck.

 Lance, Floyd, Jan and Ivan on the Col de la Croix Fry 2004 TDF

Anyone care to take a pot-shot at a caption? 



  1. The race became really interesting when Ivan yelled out “Last one to the top is a DOPER!”

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