OMG!!!! Dear Rouleurs,
Has the Tour de France 2017 been terribly exciting. The wet time trial and second stage looked like a number of riders were playing russian roulette with the conditions and losing badly eg Alejandro Valverde and Luke Durbridge. But far the biggest story of the event thus far has been the expulsion of current reigning world champion Peter Sagan. A nasty incident on stage 4 in the dying moments of bunch spirit has cost Sagan his opportunity to win a 6th Green jersey. If an image can tell a thousand words, then here’s 2 that should provide sufficient description as to why Sagan was turfed.
Earlier, Arnaud Demare Launching through a hole along the barrier to get pass Alexander Kristoff and Andre Greipel. Mark Cavendish tried to follow him only to be cut off by Sagan and greeted with an elbow. Cavendish crashed into the barriers and then had the igdominy of being run over by another 2 riders. Ouchies…That indiscretion has ended both their races. Cavendish tried to continue the next day but was unable. ‘Chapeau’ to Demare, who became the first Frenchman, to win a bunch spirit for a stage in the Tour de France, since Jimmmy Casper in 2006.
However, Sagan’s use of the elbow as an effective finishing move, is not first time its been used on prime time TV. Ladies and Gentlemen, MMT gives you the ‘People’s Elbow’ has used by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in WWE. This bad boy debuted on WWE back in 1990/2000’s and was voted by readers of that paragon of journalism, the UK’s Sun newspaper, as the fourth best finishing move ever in the history of WWE.
Perhaps this is were Sagan got the idea from. MMT wonders if the Rock will sue Sagan? Now that would be interesting.
Until next time, ride safely in bunches without elbows,