So France lost the yellow jersey today in the first time trial. I had English sparkling wine on ice ready for David Millar to take over, but Stefan Schumacher rather spoiled that party. I have no German wine in the house, and as I’m told Schumacher has a skeleton or two in his cupboard (and it’s mean to keep your mother and her prescribing pad in a cupboard), I’m not motivated to go out and get any.
France has little to celebrate today, not only losing the yellow jersey but in 2015 they’re set to lose their title as the world’s biggest wine producer to Spain. Maybe I’ll have a Rioja and think that over.