Tour de France
Perhaps El Reg should stick to IT comment.
Netapp Endura competed in the TdF this year and performed exceptionally with Leopold Koenig finishing in 7th. Top 10 would be considered a fabulous result for any "second tier" team.
Paris-Tours is a relatively minor race. Trying to extrapolate this to the entire season is like trying to say that Arsenal had a bad season because they didn't win the community shield.