Friday, August 24, 2012

Stages 6 & 7

The Secretary and the Ratt are taking turns winning stages right now. The Ratt is winning the climby stages, thanks to his combination of Rodrigues, Roche, and Capecchi. And the Secretary has been unbeatable in the sprints, largely due to the Italian duo of Benatti and Viviani. So the Ratt won yesterday, his third stage win in four days. And the Secretary won on the race car circuit today, giving him two wins in three days. Can anyone stop these guys? Tomorrow is another uphill finish. The pattern would suggest it is Ratt's turn again.

No changes to the top three. And no changes at the bottom either, where Gianni looks to have a stranglehold on the vicarious lanterne rouge.

Full results and overall standings here.

One other thing: there will be prizes again. The fine folks at Revolution Wheelworks are back with a pair of socks. Jason reports that the pair he won in the TdF Pool are super sweet! Even after wearing them for almost a month. The winner will get to choose between those and a pair of FGBC socks. Unless someone comes forward and donates a bottle of Tempranillo to the prize pool.


mhandsco said...

That'd be farolillo rojo and I'll front a bottle of Tempranillo to a local winner.

The Dark Lord said...

What, they don't speak French in Spain?

Now that there's Tempranillo on the line, I'm calling a riders meeting. I know those guys can do better.

The Dark Lord said...

How about a new rule? The last place finisher in the previous race supplies a beverage appropriate to the pool in question as one of the prizes for the following pool. What do you think Ian?

It could get tricky with people playing from all kinds of different locations, but I'm sure we could figure something out.