This is over. From this moment and all will be part of the past and, over time, even in history. Briefly Review some of the memories associated with what happened three semanas.A Alberto Contador [Unlink]. The man to beat and the reference for all rivals in planning tactics. A career of ups and downs for him in which he has had to pay the toll of the Giro. The best memory of her: her attitude the day of Alpe d'Huez, in an all or nothing bet that put the race into the air. Bravo.Boasson Hagen B. Two steps to the bag, one in a sprint after a hard sheer force slope, another after releasing all his companions to escape. Victories of quality and class.C Cavendish. Five wins full authority to the best sprinter of the moment without a doubt, a great team turned to his aid. C also caravan campers-o-this has been the Tour, well above previous ones. Their number is growing exponentially, and have transformed the landscape these days. And Chavanel, one that deserves a remembrance for having continued there after the hit has come to be. The Plateau de Beille stage gave signs of recovery, but unfortunately could not show everything that was inside.D Disaster. We have seen several because of drops. The RadioShack with poker on the floor leaders. Gesink, Wiggins, Vinokurov ... Many illusions and how much work thrown overboard by an unfortunate fall.E Evans. Cadelito, the final winner-finally-in this edition. You can withdraw in peace, because after being world champion mountain bike jumped the road and has achieved the dream of all those competing in this discipline: the World Cup and the Tour. Anyone would kill for one of those two wins.F arrow, another hero for reasons that he never wanted. Just his attitude and his desire to continue after outrage deserves applause. Much work, many hopes and dreams sent to hell by the steering wheel of a lunatic than do not even know his name. I do not know yet where he found the enthusiasm to continue. I already had won for the cause, now even more.G Galibier. The mountain myth lived display of Andy Schleck, a day to remember. With more than 2,600 meters, a beacon that has guided the last desperate hopes of two of the candidates, Andy and Albert. None of them won the Tour thanks to the Galibier, but there tried.H Hushovd. Like his compatriot, two stages to the bag, and go .... Using its excellent in the fall and as rocky as his physical in defending the yellow jersey during the first week.Outrage I still endures the abuse they suffered at the stage of Saint Flour and Hoogerland Arrow. I still find it incredible that something like this could happen, and so far no one has taken responsibility.Johnny J. The man with 35 stitches after his emergency landing against the barbed wire. A hero both in character and attitude. He considers it a privilege just to be here. The privilege is ours, I hope all the riders were like you.K Kamikaze and Cavendish Felliú called after one of the sprints that Britain could not win.L Lautaret, where so many things happened very quickly. Contador attacked, putting the Tour upside down, Andy replied, Evans, too, and later suffered a breakdown that he picked, and Voeckler suffered himself down, and began his ordeal of that particular day. And rain, heavy rain, feel the discomfort of the whole body soaked in the month of July when you are not psychologically prepared for it. At least cold has done could have been worse, but the climate of this July has been that everyone expected.M Mountains. Massif Central, Pyrenees and Alps, in that order. The first two did not clarify anything solid in view of the general classification, more choices made and the stress falls on the first week. But the Alps did not disappoint, and the final fireworks from Gap's Day show was guaranteed in each and every mile.N Norway. The country of fashion in the Tour with four stage wins with only two representatives. Sadly fashion also by the events surrounding the bombing of Oslo and the terrible massacre of the island of Utoya.Q Quinoa. A semidesconocido pseudocereal cook using the HTC for improved digestion of the runners. Curiosity.
R Ruben Perez, who has not won the trophy for the Tour SuperCombo the honor has fallen to Jeremy Roy, but could have done quietly. Taking a leak after another with its nose of a bloodhound, and playing a major role on the triumph of Samuel Sanchez Luz Ardiden.S Schleck brothers, the Hermanis. Superb Andy's attitude in the Izoard with an attack that at first seemed a suicide, and that proved to be a total bet would be to yellow.T Thomas Voeckler. The idol of France for three weeks. "Allez Thomas" was the most repeated cry. A broker who, in his defense of the yellow has gone much further than he could hope for. Phenomenal his fourth place finish, and unforgettable scenes that has left us all these days. We enjoyed the show Voeckler live with the good and the bad, and the camera without losing detail as he loves.U Uran. One of the two Colombian race, in the aftermath of Wiggins, became the head of Sky thinking about the classification of first youth. But ill in the last week and did quite finish.
V Ventoux. Another mountain myth that came to greet the Tour in the idyllic second rest day. Defying his imposing presence: there will come to visit this year, but what you gonna get will be even worse. It was.W www.twitter.com. The most widely used formula for runners to vent their views, wishes, opinions and desires. An easy and convenient way to know what goes through the head of each one of them.X X-ray X-rays, many, too, which have had to make in the hospitals of the places that the Tour has been circulating. Overtime [Unlink] for radiologists.Y and conjunction. Andy and Frank, blood brothers who said the second day of rest that only one of them would ascend to the podium in Paris, but would do so at the top. They were wrong in their predictions, have raised two, but both in the shadow of Evans at the top. Picture to remember seeing Andy Frank hugging yellow comforted by the defeat just across the goal of trial in Grenoble.ZZ, and horseshoe curves Tornante-Light-Ardiden and Alpe d'Huez. The most famous, turn six of the latter, the Dutch, in which practically could not pass even the corridors themselves.