The Cancellara Philosophy

May 12 2009

(video after the jump)

Today’s mountaintop finish featured 16 riders on the same time as the winner, and 27 within 10 seconds. Either the course wasn’t hard enough—which I doubt, since Lance called it a “big climb”—or people were riding with all the panache of a frightened eight-year-old.

More riders need to be like Cance. Of his failed attack in the final K of Stage 2, he said “The end, it was for nothing, but it’s always good to try something”. And if it doesn’t work out, he says he’s glad to be on the bike, getting stronger. It would be nice to see someone cranking more than 6 watts per kilo take that attitude into a climb someday.

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8 Responses to “The Cancellara Philosophy”

  1. ryank May 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Fabian Cancellara rules so much.

  2. urbanhermit May 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    I was thinking the same thing as I saw the size of the pack today. I did like Soler at least trying to get away…

  3. Wayne May 12, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    Fortune favours the brave. Good on him for trying.

  4. Sebastian May 12, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    Watching Soler get caught about ten feet from the line was not the highlight of my morning.

  5. Bike Girl May 12, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    What a great attitude.

  6. jacob May 13, 2009 at 12:51 am #

    not that he needed it, but that just cemented fabian his spot in the pantheon of cycling deities. give me 10 more pros like him and you can keep the rest.

  7. tom May 13, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    Great rider. Jens Voigt and Cancellara are two of the nicest and hardest working guys in pro cycling.

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