Friday, September 9, 2016

Tour of Britain, Stage 6: Grabbing Lunch, Literally

First a moment on my grammar soup box.  I am regularly annoyed by the use of the word, "literally" amongst others.  Particularly when the speaker is using the phrase to describe a figurative situation.  But here, Miguel Angel Benito is actually grabbing his lunch from the outstretch arm of his soigneur.  Along the course there is a designated feed zone where the teams will pass musettes with bottles, lunch and tasty treats piled inside.  The riders will then transfer these items to their pockets, bottle cages and, of course, their mouths, before getting back to the task at hand.  Ahead of Benito, Giovanni Visconte (Movistar) and Jasper Bovenhuis (An Post Chain Reaction) are looking for their soigneurs and their lunches.

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