Looking Forward to Flanders/Roubaix

Mar 31 2009

George Hincapie by Flickr user kwc Yes, I know I promised you another How the Race was Won last night. But instead, I got tied up in another project I’ve been working on. And I know I make fun of Cyclingnews for the their party-like-it’s-1999 web design, but man, laying out a page from scratch in CSS is no fun at all. I would highly recommend letting other people do the hard stuff, and then modifying their template to your needs. Anyway, I’ll have a new video up tonight. Blogger’s honor.

On to the news: you know who says he can’t win Tour of Flanders (sorry about the Dutch)? Phillipe Gilbert. It’s ok, though—I’m sure his Silence-Lotto teammates loved to hear that, since they’re already having such an awesome season on the pavé. Maybe they should import their mountain squad to take on the Northern Classics instead. Cadel Evans—glass collarbone and all—used to be a mountain biker, so he might do alright at the Ronde. I wouldn’t hold out much hope for Charly Wegelius in such a race, but it sure would be awesome to watch him Tweet it.

Today also marks the start of the Three Days of Who Cares?, in which a bevy of second tier classics riders attempt to get a win against all the big names simply there to fine tune their legs and not crash the heck out of themselves. Not participating in this circus of mass destruction is George Hincapie, who is feeling better than ever. After his final punch at MSR, I don’t doubt it. Here’s to a spring with halfway-decent team support and glitch-free steerer tubes.

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