Monday, July 13, 2015

Week 2 of Our Tour de France Sale

Alan Young performing flatland BMX tricks outside Circle City Bicycles
Our Tour de France sale continues this week. In addition to the sale items we listed in last Monday's blog, we have some additional sale items:

  • All tubes regularly priced at $4.95 are Only $2.50 (through 7/26) Limit: 2 tubes per person per day.
  • All colored water bottle cages are Only $2.50 (regularly priced at $4.95)
  • All folding tires 30% off.
  • Origin-8 Spyder now 30% off - Only 559 (regular price $799)
  • Origin-8 Crawler now 30% off - Only 1,119 (regular price $1,599)
Stop by and enjoy a couple free cookies while you shop. If the weather permits, we'll have our 20' air dancer out front. Also contingent on the weather, Alan Young will per performing flatland BMX stunts on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Last week's lousy weather kept him sidelined except for Monday.

We'll have the Tour de France on the TV. Here's how the contenders stack up after Stage 9:
  • Chris Froome is wearing the yellow jersey
  • Tejay van Garderen 12 seconds behind
  • Alberto Contador 1 minute, 3 seconds behind
  • Nairo Quintana: 1 minute 59 seconds behind
  • Vincenzo Nibali: 2 minutes 22 seconds behind
2013 TDF winner Chris Froome has looked good, and has the overall lead after nine days. Tejay has to be pleased with his start as well. In the 2014 TDF, he did well, but had a couple rough days in the mountains. Two time TDF winner Alberto Contador has lost one minute to Froome, but remains in contention. Quintana has lost nearly two minutes, but remains a threat because of his strength as a climber. Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali has to be the most disappointed of the pre-race favorites. When he won in 2014, he was strong from the very start. This year he has lost nearly two and a half minutes before the race enters the mountains.

This week should be exciting, as the tour moves into the Pyrenees. Stage 10 on Tuesday should be a showdown between the favorites. After a few measly category 4 climbs, the day finishes with an out of category climb. Stage 12 on Thursday will also conclude with an out of category climb.

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