Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Don't Mess With the Tour

On the subject of the ASO's proprietary sense of ownership of the Tour de France, this may say it all. The Badger stepped in personally to remove this protestor, showing that more than 20 years after his last Tour victory, he still won't be intimidated.


Image courtesy John Pierce, Photosport International

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

and he's right! this is a race not a political event.

byron said...

Wow. I suppose there are there more pictures of this?

I support ASO's decision to keep Astana out.

Tejvan Pettinger said...

The Tour always seems to attract a lot of protestors. I wouldn't want to mess with the badger though

Anonymous said...

Here is some more quality Badger footage:

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/tour-notes-dont-mess-with-bernard-hinault-17399

cjb said...

Jumpy youtube footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6lhnlbN3zo

James said...

That is a great shot. Hinault was tough and temperamental in the 70s and 80s and apparently he still is. This incident makes me like him even more.

brewmeister said...

If there is anyone to listen (or watch) everything is a political event. What do you think politics is? Its all about manipulating opinions. Hinault was manipulating someone elses.

Bluenoser said...

Good on you Badger.

-B

oldFonzie said...

Saw the coverage of the Badger on ITV, damn glad he sold the cattle and bought a bike. It's good to see him back.

Anonymous said...

What a idiot! I bet if that were the TOC he would have an Obama 08 shirt on. Freakin lefties! Viva La Big Mig!

byron said...

if it were the TOC we would have a blow-up doll hanging from a fence post.

bikesgonewild said...

...props to monsieur 'le blaireau' for helping keep the riff-raff out of 'le tour'...

Ed O'Shea said...

Would have been nice to see the badger execute a 6 point throw on this fool.