blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Saturday, May 12, 2007


well the results of the team time trial are in and much to my surprise [not] a young, relative unknown italian rider, enrico gasparotto [liquigas], took the maglia rosa today. the liquigas team proved to be the quickest over the beyond technical course. i had a feeling [giro that is] that the roadies would out do the time trial speed demons today and the giro did not let me down. although everyone thought that di luca was upset with enrico for crossing the line first and thus taking the maglia rosa. but alas it is not so:

"I was not upset, it is important that we win. We have great team. It is truly beautiful," said Di Luca after crossing the line. "It was great test for the team. ... I am not upset."

my italian lip reading is a bit slow right now, but i don't think he was saying your buying the pizza tonight.
on to stage 1.

1 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas

Liquigas 33.35
Astana 33.51
CSC 34.08
Lampre-Fondital 34.17
Discovery Channel 34.27
Acqua & Sapone-Caffè 34.38
Tinkoff Credit Systems 34.42
Crédit Agricole 34.51
Caisse d'Epargne 35.01
Quickstep-Innergetic 35.01
Saunier Duval-Prodir 35.03
Predictor-Lotto 35.06
Gerolsteiner 35.10
Milram 35.11
Cofidis 35.16
T-Mobile 35.23
Rabobank 35.23
Ceramica Panaria-Navigare 35.39
Bouygues Telecom 35.45
Ag2r Prévoyance 35.55
Euskaltel-Euskadi 36.28
Française Des Jeux 36.28


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