Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tour of California Stage 3 - Cervelo Test Team is pumped!

Thor Hushovd delivered a much needed sprint victory to the Cervelo Test Team. This new UCI team had a good win in Qatar with Roger Hammond, but I was skeptical about how they'd fair in bigger races. At the end of stage 3 it wasn't Columbia or Quick Step it was the Cervelo boys led by new recruit Dominic Rollin. Hincapie jumped early and Cavendish wasn't on his wheel...that was the deciding factor as that error put Cav back in 5-10 places. He just couldn't come around the Cervelo train in the end. The day was marked by a 4 man breakaway and Levi dumping himself on Lance's back wheel. Levi was fine, but it proves that even the best riders make mental errors. The 4 man breakway contained Utah's Jeff Louder and young star to be Bouke Mollema. Mrs. Montanacyclocross predicted Mollema and Louder would attack once the peleton got close and she was right. We we're pulling for Louder, but he just didn't have it in the end. Great ride by the BMC rider. Today's stage should be a good one. Look for Garmin to put the heat on Astana. Danielson and Van Velde are poised to attack. Also, I think Sevilla will be aggressive today.

I wonder what Pimpo is doing on the ranch today.......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

breakin women and horses... and looking at the cycling news ticker i imagine. Wheres horan

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