On the road with Team Sky
Last Updated: 27/07/12 12:34pm
Martin Ayres has worked for Jaguar for 12 years and was embedded with Team Sky as a performance engineer at the Tour - he was blogging about his experiences throughout the race:
Here's the intro to the final update:
To steal a phrase from Vinnie Jones, in Lock, Stock… it's been emotional. A little over three weeks ago I met with some of the management back at Jaguar HQ, who waxed lyrical about the wonders of the great Tour de France. I was a little cynical, thinking it couldn't be that good, could it? How wrong I was.
I mentioned in an earlier blog post (which seems like years ago) that life seemed to have become one constant pit-stop. I worried that every day would become a blur, a kaleidoscope of villages, cafes, cheering fans and blurs of yellow in generically pretty French villages with psychedelic costumes by the roadside. Not a chance. The sights, smells and sounds of the Tour have been so larger than life that even the weathered veterans who have seen it all before are continually amazed by this great travelling circus, and each sensation leaves a lasting impression printed on my mind.
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