Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Scenic Ride and the Giro TTT

Riding over to the North Shore...
Looking at the CN Second Narrows Bridge for rail traffic, built in 1968.
Photos: Cyclingart




After watching SKY rule in the TTT, it was time for a ride over to North Vancouver.






Spring has finally hit us nicely with warmth and sun. I let go of my warmers and exposed my pale legs and arms to the sunshine. My destination is Cates Park just over the Second Narrows Bridge. It's gently rolling not extreme like going up Mount Seymour. But, I'm all about gently rolling and trying to get some miles in the bank before the Canada Day Populaire 146 km, that's for 146 years as a nation. I forgot how competitive Sunday riders are along Dollarton Hwy. Before I could turn, I was passed by a group of Assos clad riders. I let them go and turned into Cates Park for a short break before returning back to Vancouver.

The only thing that was a negative was negotiating on the notoriously narrow and treacherous Second Narrows Bridge. It's so narrow that riders can only ride single file and have to stop to yield to oncoming riders or pedestrians. I guess it's a minor inconvenience, especially since the view is quite stunning.




Maglia Rosa: Salvatore Puccio



Bradley Wiggins can be extremely happy as SKY won the TTT. A worker gets his reward today as Salvatore Puccio wears, for the first time, the Maglia Rosa.



Kudos to injured, mummy-like -  Laurent Pichon who crashed yesterday 
but braved on today.



Stage 2 TTT, Ischia to Forio 17.4km:


1SKY PROCYCLINGGBR22:05
2MOVISTAR TEAMESP+9
3ASTANA PRO TEAMKAZ+14
4KATUSHARUS+19
5VINI FANTINI - SELLE ITALIAITA+22
6LAMPRE-MERIDAITA+22
7GARMIN SHARPUSA+25
8BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAMNED+28
9ORICA GREENEDGEAUS+28
10VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAMNED+34
11CANNONDALE PRO CYCLINGITA+35
12BMC RACING TEAMUSA+37
13BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOXITA+42
14TEAM SAXO-TINKOFFDEN+43
15RADIOSHACK LEOPARDLUX+43
16ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI - VENEZUELAITA+46
17OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAMBEL+48
18AG2R LA MONDIALEFRA+50
19FDJFRA+55
20COLOMBIACOL+56
21LOTTO BELISOLBEL+1:00
22EUSKALTEL EUSKADIESP+1:01
23TEAM ARGOS - SHIMANONED+1:13

General Classification after Stage 2

RankNameNationalityResult
1Salvatore PUCCIOItaly3:20:43
2Bradley WIGGINSGreat Britain+0
3Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYAColombia+0
4Dario CATALDOItaly+0
5Rigoberto URAN URANColombia+0
6Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGASpain+9
7Giovanni VISCONTIItaly+9
8José HERRADA LOPEZSpain+9
9Alex DOWSETTGreat Britain+9
10Eros CAPECCHIItaly+9

2 comments:

ko0ty said...

Great ride!! I did the same ride on Sunday and I think I saw that group too.

Richard said...

They were too fast for me!;)

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