Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Sunday of Riding

Celebrate the bike this long Victoria Day weekend.





I'm celebrating the Victoria Day Long Weekend in two ways.


This morning, our FRFuggitivi group ride added two more riders for a fast ride out near UBC. Enjoyable ride with the boys and a nice stop for an excellent espresso at Cafe Faubourg.




Just one of the many good deals...
Falling Leaves Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling




And, Red Dots Cycling is having a Sale all weekend long! Celebrate and take a massive 25-40% Off most of our stock of fine handmade cycling caps (ie. Falling, Leaves, La Francaise, Paris-Roubaix, Red Hunting) and our entire selection of recycled inner tube products (wallets, pouches, cases & iPad sleeves) - there's something for everyone!




Visconti on his way to an epic win.



Early this morning, I watched the epic Marco Pantani memorial stage up to the finish of the truncated 145km snow laden alpine stage. Into France, and no passport checks for the riders, and on the climb of the Telegraphe, Giovanni Visconti attacked like a man possessed. He was the same rider that abandoned last year's Giro due to shortness of breath. Last December, he served 3 months for working with Dr. Michele Ferrari which he denied ever taking dope. Leaving it all behind him, the Italian rider scores his finest win of his career ...on the Col du Galibier.



New Italian words I learned after today's stage:

fugaccia: a special break

tappaccia: a special stage




Stage 15, Cesana Torinese-Col du Galibier, 149 km:


1Giovanni VISCONTIITAMOV4:40:48
2Carlos Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZCOLALM+42
3Przemyslaw NIEMIECPOLLAM+42
4Rafal MAJKAPOLTST+42
5Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALOCOLCOL+47
6Michele SCARPONIITALAM+54
7Vincenzo NIBALIITAAST+54
8Cadel EVANSAUSBMC+54
9Mauro SANTAMBROGIOITAVIN+54
10Rigoberto URAN URANCOLSKY+54



GC after Stage 15:


1Vincenzo NIBALIItalyAST62:02:34
2Cadel EVANSAustraliaBMC+1:26
3Rigoberto URAN URANColombiaSKY+2:46
4Mauro SANTAMBROGIOItalyVIN+2:47
5Michele SCARPONIItalyLAM+3:53
6Przemyslaw NIEMIECPolandLAM+4:35
7Carlos Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZColombiaALM+5:15
8Rafal MAJKAPolandTST+5:20
9Domenico POZZOVIVOItalyALM+5:57
10Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGASpainMOV+6:21




Forza!
Fans waiting on the Col du Telegraphe.
via Castelli Cycling




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