Well, well, things are heating up nicely. We're now into the 'harder' bits of the Tour (if that were possible), and heading towards the third and final week.
The contenders are taking shape - it's all change at the top - Pilot P (Direct Energie) is leading the field for the Maillot Jaune, followed closely by Bella (Lotto Soudal).
The Combativity prize for the most aggressive rider is looking like it's going to be Vicky's (Movistar) - unless Claire (Astana) just nicks it at the last minute (quite possible, as she's very combative...) Last week then, and anything can happen. Particularly if Doctor Lambourghini turns up....
Dr Lambourghini says...
"Last week then, rider. Time to turn up the heat, do you think? I have some specials for you right here. This will get you ahead - or at the very least, everyone else further behind...
New feature - sticky bottle!
of 'being handed something' from a support car, and holding onto it for just a bit long in order to get blasted up the road to catch up with the rest of the riders. See the above video to see a beautiful example.
During the last days of the Tour de Fox, we'll post on social media a 'wheel of fortune' type spinner which will nominate the sticky bottle holder of the day. If it's you, you need to claim it by texting 07765701422 'it's mine!' If you don't do this on the same day that you win the sticky bottle you lose out. If you do - you get that day's MEPs doubled. Cheeky? Yeah, a little bit. you'll need to stay vigilant - as you would in a 'real' race. Don't miss an opportunity - and remember to look out for your teammates (although they will need to claim the sticky bottle for themselves). Comprenez vous?
Big news for procrastinators!
You there. Yes. You who 'forgot' to sign up to the Tour. You get a second chance at awesomeness - see how generous we are? The sequel to the Tour, the Vuelta a Fox is starting soon. Keep an eye out. More fun and frolics, and definitely more funny business. This one's much worse.