Bob Jungels: “I only lost seven seconds. It is always strange in these short efforts. For me personally it was just a little bit too short, but I gave my all.” Jungels was the last rider out of the start house for the evening prologue. He continued: “It was nice with all the crowds cheering us on and I was happy with how my ride went.”
“The Luxembourg line-up includes Laurent Didier und Bob Jungels for RadioShack Leopard Trek. Andy Schleck is not pitched to compete. Ben Gastauer (Ag2r – La Mondiale) and Jean-Pierre, better known as Jempy, Drucker (Accent Jobs – Wanty) are also part of the line-up. Additionally, Christian Helmig will compete for Team Differdange and finally, Luxembourg’s national team is joining the international competition.” — wort.lu
“Today, in stage four, he’ll be wearing the blue jersey, as king of the mountains. But it looks like a lot of calculations preceded ‘Operation Mountain Jersey’. ‘On the plane, I was looking at the Bible, the road book, exhaustively,’ according to Willem. ‘I have knowingly evaluated what could be a realistic goal. And the blue jersey in stage three was an obvious choice. Today (yesterday ed.) wasn’t a lucky shot. I like to cycle with my legs and with my head.” — Thanks, bdrammel of reddit!
The race was part of Jens Voigt’s preparation for the Amgen Tour of California. … “Every lap we passed the Castle Church where Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of that church in 1517. Very cool,” continued the 41-year-old winner. —RSNT website
Selections from the writings of Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard, 1923,University of Texas edition, in English
“By faith Abraham received the promise that in his seed all the generations of the earth would be blessed. Time passed, the possibility was there, Abraham had faith; time passed, it became unreasonable, Abraham had faith.” I don’t remember which intro-level philosophy course at UIUC had me pouring over those badly photocopied pages in the “course pack” when I first read Kierkegaard. I do remember reading the Bible with new eyes from then on.
We did this tour last year, and it was worthwhile. Several of our friends didn’t realize that the tour is only available during the summer and missed the chance! This year, it’s July 15 to August 31, except Wednesdays. (from wort.lu)
The report’s summary reads as though the US government is the only one on earth, but that’s hardly an uncommon error. It’s still worth looking over: “When you use the Internet, you entrust your conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook. But what do these companies do when the government demands your private information? Do they stand with you? Do they let you know what’s going on?” - Electronic Frontier Foundation
The beloved Queen of the Netherlands abdicated in favor of her son, Willem-Alexander. The Guardian’s multimedia coverage is pretty good. They also departed from the English tradition of referring to Dutch kings as William — which I find personally infuriating.