The guard had changed The sky fallen Hopes rearranged in a tailspin Their mountain fast crumbled at last and sun grip done
(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020
Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet”
For those wondering what this poem is about, on the fifteenth stage of Le Tour de France 2020, Egan Bernal, the 2019 TdF winner, of Team Ineos Grenadiers (formerly Team Ineos and Team Sky), a young Columbian rider who is a natural in the mountains, was left behind on a mountain stage where it was predicted he would take the lead and yellow jersey of the race. His team has always been good in the mountains, and riders for the team won seven of the last eight TdFs. It will now take an enormous effort for Team Ineos Grenadiers to win the lead from Team Jumbo Visma.