Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Results Are In

In what many pundits are calling the most dramatic and suspenseful Tour de France in decades, American Floyd Landis stood atop the final podium in Paris, winning the 2,272 mile race by a mere 57 seconds. In so doing, Floyd became only the third American to don le Maillot Jaune in Paris, following the tire tracks of Lance Armstrong and Greg Lemond.

In a marginally less exciting contest, Memphis, Tennessee Attorney Sam Blaiss claimed the coveted “Stylo Jaune” in the Pear Tree Pen Company’s inaugural Tour de France contest. Predicting that Landis would win by 1:22, Mr. Blaiss not only guessed this year’s Tour winner, but came closest to predicting the overall margin of victory.

For his prognostic abilities, Mr. Blaiss has won a brand new Waterman Charleston fountain pen, valued at $155.00. Sam has opted for a medium nib, in 18K gold.

Why a Waterman Charleston? Why, it's French, of course. And, they’re available in yellow!

The Pear Tree Pen Company would like to thank all those who participated in this year’s contest. Next year’s edition promises to be better, with more prizes and more fun. So start handicapping now!

Thanks for stopping by.

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