How The Race Was Won – Tour of Romandie 2009

May 4 2009

Video recap of the 2009 Tour of Romanide. A great win by Roman Kreuziger, making him a popular dark horse pick for a Grand Tour or two later this season. Two stage wins by Oscar Freire, a team time trial, some snow, and just a little argy-bargy.
[Right-click for iTunes compatible download]

Vimeo and YouTube are also up—don’t forget the podcast (iTunes link).

May or may not stick to this all-stages format for the shorter stage races, but I’ll obviously have to do something different for the Grand Tours. Apologies for some obvious mispronunciations as well, it’s just really hard to go back and redo the audio once it’s already been added to the movie file.

Might also need to change how I host and deliver the videos one of these days. Even at $0.17/GB, these things add up.

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5 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Tour of Romandie 2009”

  1. Paul May 4, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    From your intro; “…the Tour of Romandie, home to the fat, balding, Euro-frat boys that run world sport from such venerable acronymed houses as UCI, IOC….”

    He he … great mix of cynicism, humor and truth. Cosmo, your tongue is silver and as sharp as a Samurai’s sword.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Eagle of Toledo May 4, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Kreuziger second at Wevelgem? Nope, same jersey (Liquigas) but different rider (Koesjinski).

  3. cosmo May 4, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    Gah. You’re right. Funny Euro names always messing with me (also, I have “Kuschynski” as the spelling for that name. Probably a difference in transliteration). I’ll fix it up for the DVD compilation…

  4. Josh May 4, 2009 at 9:29 am #

    I ditto Paul’s comments. Way to mock the bureaucracy of cycling’s governing bodies.

    Oh, and excellent race summary!

  5. Eagle of Toledo May 5, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    Easily done, but hey its great to see someone with such a good insight and who knows how to read the key moments of a race, unlike some of the live commentators (I know, its harder live). I remember on P-R night, Phil and Paul were still raving on about George Hincapie, even well after he had been dropped and had missed the boat completely. Keep up the great work on these segments!!

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