The 2017 edition of the Tour de France wrapped up last week with Chris Froome taking his fourth TdF victory. The overall victory wasn't sealed until the time trial on the penultimate day of the tour. However, Froome's victory wasn't much of a surprise (again).
There were other surprises in the race. Peter Sagan, the world champion, was disqualified after Stage 4 for reckless sprinting. Ritchie Porte, a top contender, crashed out of the race when he failed to negotiate a turn while descending the Mont de Chat on stage 9. Marcel Kittel was leading the Green Jersey competition when he had to abandon the race due to a crash on stage 17.
When a race covers 21 stages and thousands of kilometers, there are plenty of opportunities for unusual things to happen. Just like the tour, this week's challenge brings out some surprises from the first week of the tour when the racers swept through the Burgundy region.
Instead of Burgundy vs. Pinot Noir, I bring on my own style of surprise with a Chardonnay clash of the titans.
2012 Rulo Chardonnay v. 2014 Joseph Drouhin Macon-Villages
Tale of the Tape