Voigt Rides Strong in Germany, Cancellara Takes Denmark

Aug 7 2006

Look at this headline: “leaves Levi for dead”? Granted, Jens Voigt’s performance in the last few k of today’s Tour of Germany, in which he hung tough with the leaders up an HC climb, fell off a bit toward the summit, and then battled back to win the stage with a long, agonizing sprint, was a cycling moment to make you forget about stuff like this this, but “left for dead”? C’mon, the CSC Rider only won stage by 2 seconds, and for all the tactical significance that gap has, with just a flat TT remaining, “left for dead” seems a tad bit effusive.

I suppose I can’t claim to be any better, though. My last post cites Zabel and O’Grady as being on retirment’s door; Stuey has since finished second overall to teammate Fabian Cancellara at the Tour of Denmark (after a brief stint in the lead), while Erik Zabel, despite dropping stages to a 19-year-old and a hapless veteran, is simply dominating the Deutchland Tour’s points classification (he’s got 95 to Voigt’s 63; Ciolek, the next real sprinter, has a mere 39). But at least I don’t need to make the (largely unserious) claim that our Commander in Cheif might be doping to draw readers to my page.

One Response to “Voigt Rides Strong in Germany, Cancellara Takes Denmark”

  1. Ruthann August 8, 2006 at 7:37 pm #

    HI, Cosmo:
    Just wanted to thank you for your blog opinions over the last three weeks.

    While I may not agree with you on everything, you always make some valid points and give me something new to think about and/or consider.

    And I agree with you enough to think you have an intelligent way of looking at things. I know I’ve said this to you before, but I really enjoy your blog and you really crack me up sometimes!

    Have a good one,
    Ruthann

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