Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tour de France Pool Final Update

It is finished. Graham took the vicarious sprint on the Champs-Élysées. With 320 points, he held off the hard charging pair of JP and Greg the Lunchbucket Kid.

Brad the Impaler also held on to win the overall race. Sorry Fraggle. You didn't really think Brad would let that one slip away, did you? He put the word out and his boys responded. Cavendish, Hinault, Renshaw, and Ignatyev all chipped in to make sure the man of the season took the vicarious yellow jersey over the small but bellicose red muppet. In reality, that vicarious yellow jersey translates into a pair of black FGBC socks. They have not yet arrived. But when they do, we will hold a small ceremony at the klubhaus. With photos. And maybe some podium kisses. If anyone would like to volunteer to go cheek to hairy cheek with the Impaler, please let us know. It could be the breakthrough you've been waiting for.

In the end, the Fraggle finished closer to third place than she did to first. That is because Graham put in a fast and furious finish of his own. He finished 71 points behind the Fraggle and just 160 points off the top podium spot.

At the bottom end of the standings, Laura wound up holding onto the lanterne rouge. But at least she managed to avoid the indignity of finishing with fewer than 1000 points. There is always a silver lining. We at the Dark Side are a glass half full bunch. That is why the President always leaves the klubhaus without finishing off his glass of Dark. He may not have had a say in his appointment as our figurehead. But at least he does his best to embody everything we stand for.

Full results and overall standings here.

Thanks for playing everybody. That was fun.

Without any vicarious racing, tomorrow will be a hard day. But the good news is that we get to do it all again soon. The Clasica San Sebastian kicks off the 2011 FGBC Fall Classics Pool on Saturday. The FGBC's Dept. of Small Stakes Gambling will provide more info on that shortly.

1 comment:

Brad the Impaler said...

The little Keebler elf and I were both long overdue for a Grand Tour win.