01 July, 2009

LES CHIENS dans la rue and a Certain Lanterne Rouge

The Irish Times has given the world the binary equivalent of Pierre Salinger and Brent Mussberger adding "french flavor" to the old television broadcasts of the Tour on ABC and CBS with their Monte Carlo's Tour de Force. How I loathed those segments where these allegedly august commentators of sport forced us to take a step back from their networks paltry servings of the Tour and appreciate French Culture. I hope they used their ration of Tour de Force for the year with this article.

The culture was and is fine, but we were watching because of a certain bike race.

The reason for mention of this otherwise forgettable article is a little bit at the end. Don't know whether to believe it or not, but it does intrigue. "As you watch the spectacle you might care to ponder that Samuel Beckett, a keen cyclist in France, was aware of a veteran competitor, surname Godeau, and one of life’s natural lanternes rouges ."

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