A Matter of Seconds

Jan 12 2010

Second day of the week, second week of the year. Today, we are all about seconds.

A second ProTour sponsor has announced it’s leaving the sport before year’s end. Bjarne Riis isn’t giving it too much of a second thought, and Joe Lindsey seconds his lack of concern.

Team Radio Shack: bumped up to world’s second ugliest kit. Joe Parkin takes a second look at the 2010 kits thus far and helps explain how such things might happen.

Competitive Cyclist suggests second-guessing designers is, in general, a poor idea. I’d like to take a second to ask his web designer if he holds to that.

Jose Rujano: by his count, is he now the world’s second best climber?

Is the second comeback year the charm? ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap dedicated a few seconds to analyzing the premise last July.

Cyclocross and beer have had a second lovers’ spat (first was a few years ago, when courses stopped running through the beer tents). Sven Nys defends the charm of beer-addled spectators—though an injured Albert would bump Nys to second on last year’s Worlds podium.

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3 Responses to “A Matter of Seconds”

  1. Don 13 January 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Regarding second-guessing designers…I think the point was if you like the designers’ work enough to hire them, then trust them to do what you hired them to do.
    To answer your question…yes, Competitive Cyclist does just that.

  2. cosmo 13 January 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    Don, I completely understood that point. But I’m also all too aware that people love to tweak and warp the work of web designers. I don’t think it’s considered as big a deal as a meatspace alteration. It’s good to hear Brendan’s attitude toward his site is the same as toward his bikes and suits.

    As an aside, I think CC has a very pretty website. Even if a drop-down menu is the most obvious navigation between news posts, and the permalinks are not immediately evident, as a whole the site is still very nicely done.

  3. Frances 18 January 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    That Footon Servetto kit is repulsive. The black and gold….okay. A little more black and a little less gold would have been less atrocious. But the gigantic footprint? Fail. I bet they don’t get a lot of race invites this year due to the general ugliness that kit will cast over any peloton.

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