Desert Sky: Blowin' In The Wind

The Aero Camel!
via TeamSky

Now that the Tour of Qatar, complete with plenty of desert crosswinds (that's what the riders are sayin'), is one stage away from the finish here's my thoughts on the desert race...

I'm liking the new aero camel bike that TeamSky is using. I understand it doesn't take too much to give it a start, all a rider has to do is pull on the reins plus it doesn't take much water.

TeamSky is having a good race with Cavendish winning two stages and Juan Antonio Flecha sitting third overall. Unfortunately, Team Captain Michael Barry is out, after stage 4's fall, breaking his elbow. I hope he recovers quickly and returns back to the early cycling season.

Double stage winner, Tom Boonen holds the overall lead with Tyler Farrar in second 31seconds back. It might be too late to topple Tornado Tom from his desert perch but I wouldn't mind seeing either Farrar or Flecha make a strong effort tomorrow.

Desert Canucks...
Svein Tuft (GreenEdge) leading Michael Barry 
and the TeamSky train on stage 1
via Graham Watson