Zdeněk Štybar (Czech Republic) wins the World Cyclo-Cross Championships in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands.
Reading Mark Cavendish’s autobiography “At Speed” and he’s often got plenty to say about rivals in the peloton… but only good words about Marcel Kittel.
I suspect I will be getting quite a bit of use out of this gif.
[from the latest #twib]
Pirate costume next time?
Front wheel required. Connor Christie (Qld) hit the deck in U19 Keirin. Skin off but is okay. #tracknats pic.twitter.com/FfGIwze2DV— Matt Keenan (@mwkeenan) January 31, 2014
@PetitAdrien62 la même pour moi ! pic.twitter.com/5ErGzKt5W7— Coquard Bryan (@bryancoquard)January 30, 2014
The life of a pro cyclist, sat at home watching TV with cryotherapy leg wraps
1979 winter training
Dr Oz. reveals the fastest and healtiest way to burn off fat http://t.co/BARerWl9Xu— Vincenzo Nibali (@VincenzoNibali)January 27, 2014
Nibali worked it all out before Dr Oz
The moment the race was lost? Richie Porte attacks early on Old Willunga Hill. Cadel Evans has to respond as the Sky rider is only 33 seconds down on GC and there’s a 10 second time bonus waiting on the finish line.
But there’s a headwind and if Porte rides away, Evans pays a price for his efforts and gets caught and passed by Simon Gerrans who finishes second and collects the six second time bonus to lead the race by just one second.
There are two intermediate sprints with 3-2-1 seconds plus 10-6-4 seconds on the finish line for the final stage in Adelaide so it might not be the expected victory parade.
Porte’s attack brings back memory of something he said about Valverde during the Tour de France last summer:
“He attacked so early and it takes a fair set of swingers to do that”