Congratulations to Wiggo! He crushed the time trials, his team strangled the peloton in the mountains and he gave Cavendish two brilliant lead outs. Wiggins has gotten a lot of (somewhat deserved) shit this year from the press, but he did the proper thing by setting up the World Champ so he could do what … Continue reading Steam Rolled: A TDF Wrap Up.
I guess the old 1 -2 isn't always effective. Michele Bartoli bested it back in 97. Just like Phil did last year. The 90s Recognize!
The Ardennes classics started yesterday with the mid-week Brabantse Pijl (Vokler won!), but really gets underway on Sunday with the Amstel Gold Race. To celebrate I will enjoy Sunday's breakfast with bottle of Amstel poured into a Martini glass. Will Gilbert finally return to the form we saw last year when he made the Shlecks look … Continue reading More Classics
Last week there was talk on twitter...(Well I saw one tweet, but I have a full time job and don't sit in front of a computer all day.) forwarding the notion that Andy Schleck should opt out of this year's Tour and focus on the Giro. I thought that was a fine idea, and I'm … Continue reading Schelck Probably Looks Better in Pink
There's not a whole lot going on around these parts. There's no road racing to be had, and most of the cycling news is centered around Cyclocross. A pursuit your author doesn't partake in, and therefore pays little attention to the comings and goings of six or so people who win cross races. Given the … Continue reading Wild Speculations
Yesterday I talked about Andy Schleck taking control and showing us "some real hero shit". I neglected to mention another hero from stage 18, that was Cadel Evan's ride. When he dropped the hammer to save his tour, not caring that he was dragging along most of his main competitors. That's how you reach up … Continue reading More Hero Shit
A while back, during the Tour of California in fact, I posted a open letter to Mr. Andy Schleck. Who I might add (though I should have to.) is currently sitting pretty with a yellow shirt on and holding a stuffed Lion. Though it's improbable that Mr. Schleck read my letter, I like to think that when … Continue reading Some Hero Shit.
Andy, I hope you enjoyed the California sunshine. I know that we aren't friendly, that you have no idea I exist, though I do follow you on twitter so you could easily figure it out. Luckily for us the modern world allows me to reach out to you with an important message. I promise this … Continue reading Dear Andy: An Open Letter to Andy Schelck
Today that was Phillipe Gilbert. Last year it was Alberto Contador (even if he did cheat.) I know that racing at that level is hard, harder than I can ever comprehend, but you're paid to do it and the least you can do is try to break the man. Even if it is a seemingly … Continue reading Schleck Slayer.