May 7 2009
From Stage 2 of last week’s Tour of Romandie.
Even if you’ve got the watts to jump away from a ProTour-level field on a Category 2 climb, to be a serious contender, you still need the skill, coordination and nerve to come screaming down swtichbacking, off-camber descents while negotiating the occasional pothole or motorbike.
And these two *still* didn’t get away for the win. What a sport this is, eh?
(Not going to post Quicktime vids unless they’re in the How The Race Was Won podcast for the moment. Sorry about the bummer Flash quality—Vimeo keeps gagging on the source file despite the fact that this was produced identically to all my other clips.)