Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2012 – How The Race Was Won

Apr 23 2012

A little later than I like to be on these sorts of things, but what can I say–with a new corporate sponsor on board, there’s bound to be a little meddling in editorial. Also, some of you might also have noticed that I was moving around a little bit during the event itself.

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And with that, the spring is officially over. Trends that struck me across my many bleary-eyed hours of watching, re-watching, writing and editing were (aside from the obvious) the emergence of Europecar as race-makers and champions, and the sound and fury that BMC put into controlling large sections of Amstel and Liege to come away grasping and feathers in the finale.

Will HTRWW continue into the Grand Tours? I can only speculate. Physically, I’m really beginning to wonder whether I’m up to the task, and it certainly isn’t helping me out career-wise. Then again, if I had a different sort of career…

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19 Responses to “Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2012 – How The Race Was Won”

  1. Troy 23 April 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    youre on fire cosmo!

  2. karl 23 April 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Unbelievable! Were you that offended by Velonews?

  3. Punchcard 23 April 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Great stuff. Please keep them coming.

  4. Mike 23 April 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    That was damn funny.

  5. Sterling Matt 23 April 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    I say we start a paypal rally for Cosmo..hey, it worked for Lynne!

    Great stuff as always..


  6. Larry T. 24 April 2012 at 3:35 am #

    Great stuff!! I’d put some $ into a Paypal rally, you can’t find this stuff anywhere else, BRAVO. And welcome to Megalized as your new corporate master.

  7. Huntie Cakes 24 April 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Great race wrap up! Loved the bookends as well!

  8. jacob 24 April 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Ditto the support for paypal. I would pay for a recurring How The Race Was Megalized.

  9. steevo 24 April 2012 at 10:27 am #

    i would pay to watch these.

  10. TimothyDay 24 April 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Wow, Cosmo. Very funny stuff. Keep up the great work.

  11. Markool 24 April 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    Cosmo, you are a rare talent in an internet full of overpaid wannabes.

    Please keep these coming, and as others have said (again and again), if you put these behind a small subscription model I think you’d be pleasantly surprised at how many people would part with some cash to ensure that you kept on pumping them out (just don’t go crazy on us!).

    Shit, people can make a truckload of cash off some crappy little app for the iPhone, you should at least be able to get a few bucks rolling in for this awesomeness…

    Just saying…

  12. S. 25 April 2012 at 12:22 am #

    You need to kickstarter this bitch.

  13. Timo 25 April 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Take a leaf out of Mike Sinyard’s book and monetize this shit. Even if it’s just a “donate” button; I’d totally donate some of whatever you’re using for currency over there these days.

  14. Rainbow 26 April 2012 at 6:31 am #

    Not only better but vastly improved!. Have you ever noticed how two S logos sitting over each other look a lot like a swas……. Well they do on my Magalize TM ‘skillet’ . What kind of world spring classic domination have they been planning in Morgan Hill’s black room!

  15. Thomas 26 April 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Hope your able keep up the great work!! I really enjoy the videos and your website..

  16. matt 26 April 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    OMG these are so good. Snarktastic.

  17. David 10 May 2012 at 5:40 am #

    I’d donate if it were available.

  18. Laurence 12 June 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    I am new to this site, but these are brilliant summaries! And fun too.

  19. Steve L 25 April 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    Re watching as prep for 2015 LBL – hilarious and insightful! If you read this, anticipating this year’s LBL Theme – almost snuck the Khazak remix by me…

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