Tuesday, July 14, 2009
There He Is Again
There he is again! Mark Cavendish won his third stage of this year's Tour De France with another blistering sprint across the finish line ahead of Tyler Ferrar and Thor Hushovd. All the talk of the tour today was about the lack of radio communication between the cyclists and their team cars as the UCI tried to roll back progress and insist on the old fashioned race conditions of yesteryear. Personally, I think its a bit silly, but the riders rode a bit slower than usual (not because of the lack of radios they say) still caught the break-away and set up an exciting sprint finish. Cavendish is electrifying to watch.
Annie's Fuji is back at the shop. The flat didn't take much to fix, though it did turn out there was glass embedded in the tire which is what caused the second flat. But she is awaiting a new wheel and hub and doesn't expect the bike back until the end of the week at the earliest. So she rode the Tiket and wasn't happy with how they tuned it. After holding it for three weeks it didn't shift right etc. It goes back to the shop tomorrow. Yikes! What luck. Still we managed to ride and get home for the first time in three days.