Going For A Song: ‘The Door to This House Remains Open’

Super Furry Animals – The Door to This House Remains Open

Geraint Thomas won the Tour de France earlier today. So I’m choosing this song by the Welsh Super Furry Animals (Thomas is Welsh), from Guerilla, probably my favourite album of theirs.

 

Going For A Song: ‘7 heure du matin’

 

Jacqueline Taib – 7 heure du matin

July is the month of the Tour de France. It’s being shown on ITV4. They closed the highlights of Stage 13 with this song, which was perhaps a nod to the winner of that stage, Warren Barguil, and to the winner of stage 12, Barguil’s fellow Frenchman, Romain Bardet.

When I first heard it I assumed it was a cover of The Who’s ‘My Generation’, but I was mistaken in that assumption.

Disqualified and Withdrawn

Two of my favourite riders in the Tour de France out in one go:

World champion Peter Sagan has left the Tour de France after being disqualified for causing the crash which ended Mark Cavendish’s race

Gutted. Can’t believe Sagan elbowed on purpose or with malice; just seemed like an automatic reaction.

Oh well.

Cav

‚ÄčI feel that I owe it to myself, the team, our sponsors and most importantly to the Tour itself given its history and everything that it stands for – as well as the emotional attachment I have for it – to give it my best and to put everything I have into trying to help the team – Mark Cavendish

Even if he gets one closer to Merckx’s record then it’s some achievment; even if he doesn’t it’s some achievement already.