The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Brit a Day [#493]

Really, those podium girls' dresses get better every Tour. I'd love to have one of those dresses...

Oh...Here he is, the man from the Isle of Man, the Manx Missile, the Fastest Man on Two Wheels, top sprinter Mark Cavendish, receiving his 17th overall stage win in the TDF in yesterday's Stage 7. Here's one thing I love about this guy--he has no aspirations of winning the Tour, ever. He certainly knows his strengths. On a stage with a flat finish, Team HTC-Highroad delivers Mark to a missile launch sprint at the finish line. In a climbing stage, Mark often places in the 100's. Of course this raises the question, is Team HTC-Highroad going to put all of their energy into Cavendish's stage wins, or will they put forth a leader to try for the general classifications?

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