Pre-Tour fun hots up for pro and anti Armstrong camps

Last week's spoof video by a Lance Armstrong fan from Texas which used the film Downfall to poke fun at the Fuhrer's attempts to stop Lance winning his eighth Tour de France has sparked a video response on Youtube.

'Brunyeel's Downfall' uses the same footage to make a very different point… and is if anything funnier than last week's effort. Unfortunately it's also waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more libellous too and should probably carry a parental advisory too. In fact it would be no surprise if it was pulled fairly quickly.

This time Astana team boss Brunyeel is Hitler surrounded by his top generals in the bunker for a pre-Tour briefing.

About the only line we can quote without getting into trouble is “It's not looking good Mr Brunyeel”.

All good clean(ish) fun and the sort of thing we can expect a lot more of as things start to heat up for the Tour… mind you, fun though the vids are they still have a way to go to live up to the comedic splendour of Jan Ullrich's MySpace page.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.