A combination of no HD downloads available and an inspiring win by one David Millar brought these about. Screencaps weren’t high enough quality to stand on their own. So why not slap some filters, vignettes, and some type to make them more bettah.

There were numerous elements making David’s win exceptional. First, it was the 45th anniversary of Britain’s Tom Simpson’s death on Ventoux. Second, it was Millar’s first individual Tour stage win since his doping suspension. Third, it was Simpson’s death that was the impetus for the anti-doping movement. Fourth, he was the fourth British stage winner so far in this Tour. Fifth, in my mind, it’s the first 100% reliable dope-free stage win. I’d like to be proved wrong (meaning, I hope there are others), but as an ex-doper and an extremely vocal advocate for clean cycling I’m pretty sure we can trust the Scott. Lastly, Garmin-Sharp have had an absolutely horrendous Tour so far, so his win definitely provided some sorely needed positive vibes on the team bus.

Note to the type-Nazis: I didn’t spend very long on the type, so chill.

Tour in Microdose: Screencap Recap - Millar Fois! - Les Tournesols

Stunning heli-shot that had to be included. Might’ve puked if I watched this on an HD display.

Tour in Microdose: Screencap Recap - Millar Fois! - l'échappee

The breakaway worked well together.

Tour in Microdose: Screencap Recap - Millar Fois! - Les Protagonistes

David Millar and Jean-Christophe Peraud approach the flamme rouge en route to the sprint.

Tour in Microdose: Screencap Recap - Millar Fois! - Le Finale

2-up sprint between Millar and Peraud with the remaining trio closing behind.

Tour in Microdose: Screencap Recap - Millar Fois! - Le Triomphe Magnifique

Straight as an arrow, David outsprints Peraud by 2 bike lengths celebrating with a Landis-esque air-punch.

Tour in Microdose: Screencap Recap - Millar Fois! - Le Réalisation

The full realisation of everything mentioned above as well as a serious case of oxygen debt hits all at once.


Update: Yes, I am PAINFULLY aware that it should be “La” rather than “Le”. Thank you, high school French clubs.

Vintage Miller Time