How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2013, Stages 5-9

Jul 8 2013

The 2013 Tour de France GC race is in full swing, and the world is full of opinions! Me, I like to make sure we don’t forget to appreciate the flat stages—if, for no other reason than they tend to age better. Also, you should probably catch up on stages 1 through 4—it’ll make this video more comprehensible, on a variety of levels.

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7 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2013, Stages 5-9”

  1. Dave Haygarth 8 July 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I like the way you say ‘Peter Kennog’. You’re right. It’s not even worth trying to pronounce.

  2. Omegastar 8 July 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Loved it!

    One small note: Belkin’s Bauke Mollema is not pronounced with the emphasis on the E; the emphasis is somewhat on the O, and just let the E and the A roll out.

  3. Road Bike Review Guy 9 July 2013 at 1:26 am #

    Great video man. love the comedic commentary. awesome stuff!

  4. @EnduranceJustin 9 July 2013 at 8:09 am #

    The analysis of flat stage racing is quite enjoyable and the banned word list is fantastic. I will need to institute it with my cycling buddies.

  5. Lasse Penning 10 July 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I know it’s priggishness, but they’re not called Saxo Bank anymore. It’s either just Saxo or Saxo-Tinkoff (even though that’s still a crappy name).
    Incredible work you’re doing. Just love it. Please(!!) keep ‘em coming.

  6. Carn Soaks 11 July 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Cosmo,

    your implications regarding Sky’s Richie Porte are disgusting. Implying some sort of Dark Energy adding to the acceleration of the Cosmos. Aussies don’t cheat. Not their cricketers, not their Rugby and Aussie Rules players (re: Shane Warne, Essendon, Cronulla). Now that you have had the Dark Matter pulled from in front of your eyes, thank you for yet another awesome and insightful presentation. Carn

  7. Wes Parsel 12 July 2013 at 11:40 am #

    WOW an epic sprint stage! I’m excited for your comedic interpretation Cosmo!

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  1. The Lineup: Tuesday, July 9 | Extra Mustard - SI.com - 9 July 2013

    [...] Cycling Tour De France: Stage 9, 8:00a.m. (NBC Sports & NBC Sports Live Extra)  Mark Cavendish of team Omega Pharma-Quick Step is a baller. Watch him draft inches behind the support car and later bunny hop this roundabout at 30 miles per hour. (GIF from the fantastic tour recaps from Cyclocosm.) [...]

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