Le Tour de Foska – Part Deux

Stage 3: Wanze > Arenberg Porte du Hainaut – 213km

As if there weren’t enough tumbles this year already they decided to make it a little trickier by throwing a few extras into the mix. Oil slicks, snipers and water hazards plagued the riders yesterday, making it that little bit harder to reach the finish line. Ok, so it’s was only cobbled roads, but it still ended in tears for Fränk Schleck who only went and broke his collar bone, meaning that for the foreseeable future, Fränk Schleck will be halting all his attempts at trying to fly…

Stage 4: Cambrai > Reims – 135.5km

Today sees the tour gain some normality, a simple 135km with an easy climb means that this stage should be fairly trouble free for most riders, and may even see home grown Mark Cavendish have a bash at taking the stage.

The stage finishes in Reims, the Champagne capital of France, which reminds me of a Joke involving Champagne:

A multi-national company held a reception to celebrate Christmas.  The waiter gave each guest a glass of champagne, but on inspection, each guest noticed that their glass contained a fly.

  • The Swede asked for new champagne in the same glass
  • The Englishman demanded to have new champagne in a new glass
  • The Finn picked out the fly out and drank the champagne
  • The Russian drank the champagne, fly and all
  • The Chinese ate the fly but left the champagne
  • The Israeli caught the fly and sold it to the Chinese
  • The Italian drank two thirds of the champagne and then demanded to have a new glass
  • The Norwegian took the fly and went off to fish
  • The Irishman ground the fly and mixed it in the champagne, which he then donated to the Englishman
  • The American sued the restaurant and claimed for a $50 million compensation
  • The Scotsman grabbed the fly by the throat and shouted, ‘Now spit out all that you swallowed.’
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