Tag Archives: competition

Should the Tour de #France be seeking a red carpet elsewhere like other French businesses ?

Bicycle Race

Depardieu from Paris to Russia ; French soldiers from Afghanistan to Tchad ;  French car and other industries to Morocco ; Paris-Dakar raid from “French” Africa to Patagonia and Tour de France in Corsica : so what, now, if Armstrong talks ?

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England seems attractive, all the more since most French sportspeople already live there if they can speak English, but it is not an option for real summer bicycle races, due to weather conditions, and because the British advertisers are busy with the Wimbledon tennis tournament in July.

Oldshool Bicycling

One needs a glamorous country with a high tolerance for drugs habits of outdoors professional politicians sportspeople (otherwise, real performers may not join), cheap wireless internet and a respect for environment (otherwise, real advertisers could withdraw).

Clean Bike

Too bad if Paris is no longer an option due to that drug thing : they are 100% glamour, 100%  professional and 100% ready for the 100th bicycle Tour de France, there. Besides, many hotels propose cheaper rates for early checkout.

Pro-Cycling Paris Style

Corsica could be an option : it’s green, beautiful, and French ; the roads are euro-subsidized and the water is drinkable in most places ; and people don’t seem to be as drug-friendly there as in continental Europe. But it may take some time for the people there to learn French, not to mention English ; the local gangsters should refrain from shooting (no, not shouting, this would be considered offensive, not polite, in Corsica) at each other during the competition (and not shoot at business people’s German cars when the French media is not busy with a war or football elsewhere), and it should be confirmed they can find a decent floating hotel for the international media and French politicians, now that they have crashed their flagship Napoleon Bonaparte in the harbour or Marseille.

After all, as roads in Africa are too hectic, the drinking water is not reliable in Chinindia, and Brazil is busy with football and the Olympics, let it be simple and let’s deal with Qatar, another proud leader of global “Francophonie”, as usual in France these days.

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Renaud Favier – January 16th, 2013 – http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Bonus : French bicycle business race as usual, in 2013.

Good (War)Game(s), #London2012 ! Merci, Madam #Queen #England #UK #OlympicBritain

Not that praising the Brits be my pleasure, especially as they cheated France a couple of time, but great games, with talent, energy and a little bit of Madness. Bravo and thank you @ everybody. Bravo and thank @ London. Bravo and merci, Madam. (Please, click on the hereabove picture for the debriefing of the games, and on the hereunder image for more praising of Great, Olympic Britain, which is as reliable as ever, both as a great friend and as a great … match).

Anyway, Olympics are as good as holiday and watching TV on the sofa with a cool beer or singing old anthems in a stadium or the streets, but it’s time to go back to real competition #InRealLife, now (please click on picture to download & read the free eBook) if you want to be able to pay the rent and to afford a German car made in Britain (or Germany, but those are much less fun, much more German).

RF, August 13th, 2012

Some additional e-reading may be needed about how to be smarter at work or on the beach, and other important issues about the future of Europe, France, Britain and other places of the changing world these days. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching things happen and others enjoy success, love, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times).

            

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If You Can’t Avoid It, Enjoy It

France and England have been neighbours for quite a while, and one may have have thought, that they could have made friends to enjoy the world’s show. But they just seem to be unable to stop competing against each other, whatever the cost.

That’s the way it is (c’est comme ça) …

RF, August 5th, 2012

Some additional e-reading may be needed about Franco-British competition, serious games and other issues in Europe, France and other places these days. (Please click on pictures).

    

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So, What does #RadioLondres Twit about #Paris #France #Elections ?

No #RadioLondres player with more or less sense of humour knows for sure the result of today’s French elections, and not everybody in the world cares as much as some French, but as there’s nothing else on (French) TV, best idea is to watch play.

 

Toast, French Baguette, Panini, Pita, Schwarz Brot ? Whatever works, #Europe at Economic #War needs Bred, Growth and Jobs

Mario Draghi, European Central Bank boss, is not crystal clear about how to “go back” and move forward simultaneously while preserving Europe’s social safety nets but he said it clearly : competitiveness is THE issue for Europe at economic war.

#Cannes 2012 Selection : So Sexy, So Glamour ! vs #Paris 2012 #Election : So French, So … What ?

Nothing new under the French spotlights (the sun has gone elsewhere, these cold, grey, rainy days in Europe). Be it in Cannes or Paris, they just all wanna be loved by you, that’s all, folks. But it’s Casual Friday everywhere, #FF 😉 @all and poo poo pi doo !

Go #Future, Go #Europe, Go #Champions Go !

It’s the crisis, but not the end of the World (only for Real and Barça) : let’s move, even in reverse if need be (that neo-retro fashion and this Draghi banker …), sideways if taste be or horning in the fog if no better choice, stand-by is not an option. (Go Girls too !)