Tour de France 2012 - Your Favourite Moments
The Monday morning after the three weeks before!
Now is the time to reflect back on what has been a wonderful Tour de France and if you are British, then the historic victory of Bradley Wiggins in Paris yesterday, with the awesome Mark Cavendish supplying the perfect sprinkling of stardust on the cake, is a moment that cycling fans will remember and cherish for years to come.
As the circus packs up for another year and the cyclists uncleat for the final time, many of them heading straight to London for the Olympics, we can look back on the race as a whole and Wheelsuckers would love to know what your own highlights were of the 99th edition of the Tour.
The clinical dominance of Team Sky will no doubt rank highly - the design of the race this year, with a Prologue and two long individual time trials, played to the strengths of Bradley Wiggins and the teams decision to back their man as one, despite sniping in the press and from rival teams, was vindicated by his large winning margin.
Or perhaps it was the emergence of new talent on the big stage. Chris Froome and Tejay van Garderen both demonstrated that they have the necessary all round ability, desire and steel to win the Tour one day. The precocious, brash whirlwind of a talent that is Peter Sagan was exhilarating as was the debut of the new great hope for French cycling , Thibaut Pinot , who now has the weight of an expectant nation sitting on his young shoulders!
Or was it the older warriors that you cheered on? David Millar winning an emotional stage victory on the anniversary of Tom Simpson's death? The superlative Jens Voigt, 40 years old, but still riding with the aggression and dynamism of a man half his age! Or the panache of the gurning Gaul himself, Tommy Voeckler?!
Or maybe the moment you want to share with us is more personal to you?
If you went to watch the Tour then tell us about your experiences - where you went, who you met and what you witnessed! How were the French and continental cycling fans taking the dominance of the British riders this year?!
And if you weren't lucky enough to see the race live, was there a particular point, as you watched the race unfold on your TV screens and saw the increasing media interest grow , that illustrated to you why the Tour de France is such a wonderful spectacle and one that we embrace passionately for three weeks of the year!
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