Monday, February 25, 2008
Last guy riding
Photo courtesy of Vero Image
"Michael was one of the first riders in the peloton to come down with the sickness that blitzed through the peloton and race staff. He was awake nearly the entire night Sunday and very nearly didn't start the race Monday. . . . Attacking from the start of the [final] 93-mile (150 km) stage, Creed played an instrumental role in a pair of breakaways that stayed clear of the peloton on a rain-soaked, bone-chilling ride from Santa Clarita to Pasadena. Aggressive to the end, Rock Racing nearly scored its second podium finish of the race when Creed attacked inside the final mile and finished fourth in a five-up sprint in front of the Rose Bowl."
Did you notice Bettini's leg muscles in the photo? If I were a pro going up against him, those would hurt my eyes to look at.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tour of California Lanterne Rouge
He didn't ride first today, apparently because they're arranged by teams, but the poor guy had the bad luck to flat on the Solvang time trial course and came in with a time of 39:14, so he may keep his Lanterne Rouge position at least another day.
Update: He had been battling the virus that has been sweeping through the peloton, and unfortunately his finish time was outside the limits, so he was eliminated in Stage 5.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Prologue winner Fabian Cancellara:
George Hincapie in his High Road kit:
Last year's winner Levi Leipheimer in the starthouse for Astana: