Nibali hasn’t Killed Contador In The Giro Just Yet.
Miss Elizabeth has neglected cycling blogging, this page being more gin than pelotonic at present. The Tour Of California came and went. Bernie was quiet. Andy surprised people and Jakob Fuglsang really needs to give commentators some lessons on how to pronounce his surname. Brian Smith, I mean YOU.
Kill-a-man-Giro is now on rest day hiatus. Radioshack are in trouble and I’m sure Michael and Alex were allowed to share a room last night. Contador is still in the pink jersey, meanwhile Bjarne Riis went on a motorbike.
We’ll see what 4 mountain top finishes does to him next week. Stage 15 yesterday was completely epic. Nibali tried, Sparponi looked grim and the grupetti groaned. Some men spent over eight hours in the saddle yesterday. This is old, but sums up my point.
In Par Nummer 7 watch. Alex and Michael were on the phone doing an interview this afternoon. (Thank you Ditte and Leela for these. My little spies, where would I be with out you?) Apparently, Alex is staying in so that team HTC can keep their bus. Awww. I’m not to sure if they got it right when they said he was the ‘race’s heaviest man,’ surely they meant, the cyclist with the prettiest arse left in the race. Alex also talks about the grupetto, here. He’s looking forward to the flat TT next Sunday. Sadly, nothing about room sharing or champagne kisses.
Alex looks like he needs a good rub down.
In other news. The Tour of Belgium starts on Wednesday, this marks the return of Theo Bos!!!!!!! It’s going to be him against Tom Boonen in the battle of the Sprint Boners. Theo is gonna win by a mile I know it.
As for ‘Today I’m Wearing’ I really can’t be bothered. It’s VERY windy oop-north today. So windy that when I left work this evening, I nearly wasn’t wearing a skirt because a gust straight out of a hurricane nearly claimed my skirt and hung it on the top of the Echo Building. That really wouldn’t have been good.
Tomorrow, more Giro mountains. Alex Rasmussen will have lost about a stone and Miss Elizabeth may have managed to be good for just one day.
Ohoh, I forgot to add, David Harmon asked my question on Eurosport yesterday.
Sean said he had lots of best friends, but he doesn’t like it how all the riders all talk on the mobiles at dinner nowadays. He says it was better in the ‘80’s when all the riders were like a little family and he really used to look forward to his dinner at night. Bless.
David then added that Sean always bumps into one of his many friends at races and they always have a good time. Ah well, if they’d just let Tony Gibb do a guest slot it would be even more fun. Look, he could sort the team tactics for their morning ride.
I wouldn’t mess with him Sean. If he says sprint, you sprint.