--Great job by Gilbert this weekend. Such an amazing string these past few races. I'm still not sure what the Schlecks were thinking. They pulled Gilbert to the line without attacking once. Were they expecting to outsprint him? At 1k to go Andy is talking into his radio and then what? What was the advice then? It's two against one!!
Rigoberto Urán and Kreuziger had amazing results. Glad to see them doing well (both are only 24).
Also, check out this pic I found on Cyclingnews.
Notice anything? Check out the aero cut on the front of his Jersey. Absolutely no bunching up on it. Looks like their clothing sponsor is Vermac. These are super sick.
--I rail on McQuaid a lot but he can't seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. Check out his latest. My favorite quote from it:
"They’re biting the hand that feeds them. Cycling cannot survive just on Europe alone."
Cycling, which has survived for a century on "Europe alone." Yes, he's right, cycling desperately needs a Tour of Beijing. Oh wait! It's just the UCI (McQuaid) that needs that. That's why none of the teams even want to do it. McQuaid calls the teams greedy and says the race radio issue is a red herring. Me thinks McQuaid's "greedy" issue is a red herring. He who smelt it dealt it.
--The Giro is coming! I got an email yesterday reminding me it's only 10 days until the start. Woohoo! I still get that giddy feeling for the first tour of the year.
Not to mention, this year they're climbing the Zoncolan again! If I remember correctly Vino used a compact and a 33 on this last year. They had Sram Apex on those bikes.
--Homeland Security is busy doing its job in NYC. That's right, blocking the bike lane while getting their Mac goodies repaired. That's what I like to see!
--One of my readers has reaffirmed the Cycling.tv suck. Here are their comments:
"I just finished disputing a charge with cycling tv and received my money back through VISA. I recommend you do the same!
Cycling TV is whack!"
I, too, tried to file a complaint with the credit card company but it was too late. If you're going to pay for cycling online stick to Versus or Universal Sports.
--Martin forwarded me this profile of one of the CAS members. The guy's even co-authored "Credit Cards, Legal and Practical Aspects." He's a shoe in! Clearly this guy is a qualified sports authority.
--And I'll leave you with a funny pic of Tommeke courtesy of Wick Nasty: