Monday, July 06, 2009

Cavendish Redoux

Ok, technically this is a picture of yesterday's stage win by Mark Cavendish, but I told you to get used to it. Today he actually beat out Thor Hushovd not Tyler Farrar, but what does it matter? He is unbeatable in the sprints. But of more interest in today's stage, Columbia picked up the pace unmercifully near the end of the stage, just as the crosswinds made the going very rough, and split the Peloton, leaving the likes of Alberto Contador in the second group while Lance Armstrong ended up in the first group. Thus as of today Armstrong has moved up from 10th to 3rd, dropping Contador to 4th. This could get really interesting.

Meanwhile we got back on the bikes today and did a regular morning loop. Perfect day. It was hard to not just keep on riding. The weather promises to be good all week and I'm hoping to get a good ride in on Wednesday, though I am waiting on the possibility of a funeral. Could be any day this week (already had one today) so we'll see.

Finally, for you folding bike fans, here's a great video of the Smithfield Nocturne Folding Bike Race. I found it on Eco-Velo (listed in the sidebar) but it looks to have originated with, a Spanish language folding bike blog. enjoy,

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