Monday, January 2, 2012

Cipollini's New Year's Resolutions (For Cavendish)

--Cippolini is on it again about Cav squandering his talent.

"He's one of the absolute very best, even if I’m still convinced that sometimes he wastes his talent,” Cipollini told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I'd say that he’s among the greatest of all-time along with Van Steenbergen and Van Looy. I hope that you might also put me at that level."

He's done this before. I'm still not sure why he doesn't just call Cav.

--Wiggins has come out and said it's "not unrealistic" for Sky to have the green and yellow jerseys. Okay, so I've got his pick for the green jersey, but was he talking about himself in yellow? I guess that mean's Froome is doing the Tour this year? My bet: Wiggins will never again podium at a grand tour.

--Chavanel was recently offered a business class upgrade for his upcoming flight to Argentina with the team. But when he found out the rest of the guys would be flying economy, he refused! (Insert joke about him doing it because he's French.)

--Cycling Tips had a short documentary up on the life of a soigneur. It's a film about an HTC soigneur. Not super entertaining but it's interesting to see everyone following the Cervelo/BTP model.

--Here's one more about Garmin.

--Check out these amazing Astana team pics! (And these Swedish riders on the same blog.)

--Lastly, I'll leave you with another reason not to ride behind a triathlete:

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