Cannondale-Drapac communications director Matt Beaudin writes an occasional column for CyclingTips, putting proverbial pen to paper whenever the mood strikes. The mood struck as he traveled to Montgeron for the final stage start of the Tour de France. His story is our collective story here at #GreenArgyle.
The hands of the official registered four, three, two, one fingers, and he was gone, a year of preparation and work now compressed into 30 minutes on a bike, alone in his helmet but in front of everyone.
All those bottles made in the morning ferried up and down to him, all the tubulars glued and re-glued, all the things that could have differently distilled into now.
Usually at a bike race, there’s something to do. But on Saturday in the Marseille stadium there was not a single thing to do but wait. Wait and hope and dream. Even if you’re not a dreamer.