Friday, July 21, 2017

Tête de la Course

I must admit that the Tour tempts me to stretch metaphor to breaking point. The European Union also has twenty-eight teams facing huge challenges, some worthy of comparison with the painful climb to the Col du Galibier undertaken by twenty-two teams of cyclists.

The efforts of the racers were witnessed by Président Macron who was obviously pleased with the vantage point he enjoyed in the car of the race director, Christian Prudhomme, as the peloton pedaled to the summit. 

There he met other spectators, exchanging handshakes and small-talk and ensuring that La République en Marche will for the foreseeable future remain Tête de la Course!

Now with only three stages still to be contested we note that this year's victor will in all probability be Chris Froome, a Brit! In May during a training ride he was rammed off the road in a hit-and-run attack by an impatient driver, who may or may not have been a Brexiteer!

from The Guardian...
"Brussels officials have said British people living in the EU could lose the right to live in another member state after Brexit unless the UK makes a reciprocal offer for the 3 million EU citizens living in Britain that would allow them to move to another EU country and return to the UK."

So should Froome one day wish to relocate from Monaco to Germany he might be out of luck! 


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