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March 23, 2020
The season-long dominance of Lady On The eBike was never truly tested in the first stage of the Tour de Quarantine, as she surged up the final steep slopes of the Alpe d’River and took a commanding victory over Guy In The Orange.
After dozens of minutes of bare-knuckle racing, the duo found themselves with a 45-second gap over the chasing peloton as they passed the 1km to go mark. On the early slopes of the Alpe, Lady On The Ebike surged up the left side. Guy In The Orange stayed calm, spinning in the saddle, but was unable to reel in his longtime nemesis.
“I think I could do better, I had bad sensations in the legs,” Guy In The Orange said following the stage. “Not a lot of training this week. It’s been a lot of time in my house, counting my toilet paper, so, yeah, bad preparation.”
Questionable Bike Share User led the main field across the line to claim third, just ahead of Kid On BMX Bike and BMX Kids Dad.
For a full replay of the final kilometers, click the video above.
1. Lady On The Ebike
2. Guy In The Orange – 0″
3. Questionable Bike Share User – 45″
4. Kid on BMX Bike – 45″
5. BMX Kids Dad – 45″
All credit for the creation and production of the Tour de Quarantine goes to race announcer Brad Sohner, who gave us permission to post this bit of genius. Follow Brad on Twitter and keep an eye out for the coming stages of the Tour de Quarantine.