Sunday, February 28, 2010

Straight as an arrow.

Flecha...
riding straight towards a pavé victory!



Juan Antonio Flecha fired off an impressive arrow over the pavé to victory in Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Van der Flecha soloed with 19 km remaining to score his first win over the cobblestones. A fantastic win for the Spanish Flandrian as Heinrich Haussler & Tyler Farrar followed 18 seconds later. Last years race, the arrow was third and out of reach but this win was vindication perhaps of a monumental sign to come?


Belgian's were shut out of the podium in both races this weekend. Dutchman Bobbie Traksel took an inclement victory at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne. Can Canadien, Dominque Rollin (an excellent 5th place) be closer to a classic win? Stay tuned!


I had an interesting encounter on my ride up the hill in Spanish Banks Park this morning. As I past a lone rider he was quick to say, "Is this your hill?" I hesitated for a moment. He added that he was glad to see another cyclist and ...why not, I joined him. I saw that he was laboring (and I was too) so I rode beside him in tempo to the top. And funny enough, I said I was riding back home for the Olympic gold medal hockey game and he was doing the same …a Canadian moment, eh!

2 comments:

AMR said...

So well deserved for Flecha and a classic way of doing it...

Richard said...

With a new team behind him he closer to pulling off the big one to come!

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