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]

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

niki


[image ©: AFP]

just a quick post about the potential upset in the making at the dauphiné. dutchman niki terpstra (milram), a relative unknown took the win and the yellow jersey today. he took it in grand fashion, from a group of 5 that attacked and stayed away. this is what the fans should be getting excited about, but i am sure it will get limited top flight coverage. this is type of win is the soul of bike racing, at least in my book. a guy who came in 101st in his last stage race, attacks, works with a small group, takes the sprint at the end and secures the win and the race lead. i think cadel's DS needs a new calculator or at minimum a new apple 3G/S iPhone [with that boss braun calculator]. and did i mention that the 3 french pro-tour teams had riders in the break, i guess the french just can't catch a break [oops].

this is exciting stuff, i can't wait to see if niki can defend his lead against the clock tomorrow. he says he is going to fight and i hope he finds the depth of character to sock it to the big salary guys.


[image by sirotti]

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