Saturday, May 15, 2010

Caked in Mud. Awashed in Glory!


Mud galore. That's what it was all about in today's epic stage 7. I got my wish of watching one of the most exciting and mud splattered racing in memory performed over Tuscany's Strade bianche. The white dust was brown with mud and provided the perfect arena for a good ole mud slinging match. Had it been dry the peloton most likely been intact. Winner, Cadel Evans rode in command and looked worthy of his World Champion jersey. A great race and looking at the riders' muddy blank expressions leave me no doubt that this stage is a cake walk before the impending mountain stages!









2 comments:

Sebastian said...

In some ways Evans' sprint reminded me of Hinault at Roubaix in 1981 -- not just because a muddy arc-en-ciel was involved, but because of the way that he led from insanely far out, yet kept increasing the power so steadily that, amazingly, no one could jump around him.

Richard said...

Hinault was an unremovable force at that Roubaix. He even kicked a small dog for getting in his way! I believe he would've done with or without the rainbow!

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