Tour de France 2012 (this blog has awoken!) - Prologue

Well, where was I? Whilst this site won't win any awards for regular updates, I hope the quality of the posts which do get published, more than make up for it.... well, perhaps not!

In the blog's absence, Mark did win Sports Personality of the Year 2011, did sign for Sky Pro Cycling, has had a baby, and has competed in some cycle races in 2012... Other than that, it has been a quiet year for both Mark and this blog!

The remainder of 2012 is crucial for Mark, can he defend his green jersey at Le Tour and can he get gold at the London Olympics, just one week later?

Mark finished the prologue (6.4K) in Liege in 41st place, 23 seconds behind "Spartacus" Fabian Cancellara (7:13) in a pretty decent performance for the Manx Missile. Mark, unusually clad in Sky black kit (Mark is the "road" world champion, Tony Martin is the "time trial" world champion, so Tony wore the WC jersey yesterday in the first time trial of this year's event), looks to have shed some weight as he prepares for Box Hill in a few weeks time...

This blog will try harder to keep it all going in the next few weeks!

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