The ITV team aired their 20 Greatest Moments of the Tour De France on Wednesday night, and they chose:
20 - The Tashkent Terror - Abdoujaparov & his wild sprinting style
19 - Big Mig Indurain on the Stage 9 ITT in 1992
18 - "The Look" - Armstrong at Ullrich in 2001
17 - Pedro Delgado misses his start time in the 1989 prologue
16 - The Festina affair & rider protests - stage 17 1998
15 - Super Mario Cipollini - first rider since 1930 to win 4 stages in a row, in 1999
14 - The Angel of the Mountains - Charly Gaul - stage 21 1958
13 - This one is for Fabio - Lance Armstrong tribute to Fabio Casartelli - Stage 18 1995
12 - Cav makes it a hat trick - Stage 12 2008
11 - The Policeman's crash - Stage 1 1994
10 - Alpe D'Huez & Fausto Coppi - Stage 10 1952
9 - The Cannibal - Eddie Merckx and the 1969 Tour De France
8 - The Fastest Ever - Chris Boardman 55.152 km/h - 1994 prologue
7 - Crashing out in Yellow - Luis Ocana - Stage 10 1971
6 - The ploughed field - Armstrong / Beloki - Stage 9 2003
5 - Holding hands - Hinault / LeMond - Stage 18 1986
4 - The Duel - Anquetil / Poulidor - Stage 20 1964
3 - That looks like Stephen Roche! It's Stephen Roche! - Stage 21 1987
2 - Awesome - Lance Armstrong recovers to win Stage 15 2003
1 - 8 Seconds - Greg LeMond wins Stage 21, and the 1989 Tour
It was indeed a great collection of Tour moments, but I think one or two other great moments were overlooked:
Instead of Pedro Delgado being late, I would have chosen Erik "Triple" Dekker winning his three stages in the 2000 tour - tears of joy and ferocious arm-twirling celebrations - Wonderful! I had tears in my eyes for him too, and I'm not Dutch!
I'd also far rather remember Marco Pantani than the Festina Affair in 1998, and I wish we'd seen a couple of Il Pirata's greatest wins such as setting the current record ascent of Alpe d'Huez in 1997, or battling with Armstrong up Mt Ventoux in 2000.
Robert Millar winning the polka dot jersey and finishing 4th in 1984? Still the highest ever Tour finishing position for a British cyclist...
And then there's Laurent Jalabert and his Bastille Day stage wins in 1995 & 2001?
Or how about Sean Yates, one of the greatest domestiques, wearing Yellow in 1994?
Once, US Postal or Discovery in aero TTT formation?
And what about Jens Voigt winning stage 13 of the 2006 tour, almost 30 minutes ahead of the peloton?
Or even a bit more on Marcus Burghardt colliding with the dog during Stage 9 last year?
So many moments, but only one hour...
What are your greatest Tour de France Greatest moments?
And what would you have chosen, in place of which ones of the 20 that ITV did include?