Velogal's Blog

Monday, February 26, 2007

I like this image that I took of Levi Leipheimer and JJ Haedo on the Podium after Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California. It clearly shows that in cycling, guys can be rivals, but they don’t have to be enemies. Unlike some other sports, there is a true camaraderie among cyclists. They may be competitors, but they all know that they depend on each other during the race for safety and for support, no matter what team they are on.

Levi was the Golden Boy of the ToC, but Discovery had to work their fannies off for him. It must have been really a bonding thing to have Ivan Basso riding his rear off for Levi. Jason McCartney was just fantastic, showing what he can do in the future. And Tony Cruz must feel like crap about touching Ivan’s wheel and bringing George Hincapie down with him.

Can you believe that George finished all those miles left in that stage with a broken wrist? Holy Crap - he must have been in such pain with all the bouncing around the bike does on the uneven pavement. Will he be out for Paris-Roubaix? How could he be able stand the constant bouncing around on the pavé (cobbles) with his wrist still in the healing mode? If he rides, that is.... What absolute bummer, crappy luck for him... Hang Tough, George....

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  • That sucks about George. I heard he was not going to do the classics now. He's had 2 crappy years, in the injury department.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 6:03 PM  

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