Nine reasons we’ll always remember this year’s race. Though the general classification was decided relatively early this year, moments like these made the Tour engrossing right until the very end. Did we miss any of your favourites? Feel free to share them in the comments section below.
- By Jen See and Bicycling.co.za
1. Proudly SA
To kick things off, having two saffers riding in this year’s Tour was pretty special. Robbie Hunter’s SA road champ jersey stood out from the peloton by a mile, and the whole of SA collectively cringed when he crashed on Stage four. The crash was to ultimately put an end to his Tour.
Riding his first Tour, Daryl Impey not only made it to Paris, he sprinted to four top ten finishes to boot. Always spotted leading out his main man Matt Goss in the sprints, Daryl Impey proved hts mettl