Roubaix and What Not
Listened to Paris-Roubaix on Eurosport today. Would have like to have seen it, but oh well. Sounds like it was a warm, sunny and DUSTY one.
I'm heading out my in-laws for dinner so I'm going to miss the Versus coverage. I was going to tape it but it's not worth my freaking time. The "Queen of the Classics" gets a 1 hour highlight show that will be about 15 minutes of race coverage after commercials, and human interest stories. F-it. I'll track it down on the Net.
I also saw that dirt worshiper Filip Meirhaeghe raced Paris-Roubaix with the Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner team. I'm sure his mountain bike skillz payed off for him in the cobbles. It looks like he finished 33rd.
I always liked Filip from the interviews I've seen, read and heard with him. Disappointing that like so many great riders his reputation and career will be tarnished by doping. Not to mention he was kinda of a dick about it after he got caught.
Take a look at the results. Look at the amount of DNFs!! HOLY CRAP! And correct me if I'm wrong, but it seemed that Antonio Cruz, from Discovery was the ONLY U.S. rider in the whole race. Apparently Cruz DNFed.
Got a 1 hours spin in today to keep the legs loose. I also did a bunch of organizing for this coming Saturday's race. Charged lights, got my bottles together, race nutrition, hydration packs, etc., I still have to get the Dos Niner checked over on Tuesday, and then it's just counting the hours till race day with a couple rides thrown in to keep things loose.