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50 minutes of homecoming parade/ceremony for Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus on Eritrean television.
Well, I’m impressed. Remind me to go to Eritrea and do something awesome for them sometime.
“Ahhh, oww, my freakin’ shoulder—yeah, hurry up. Gimme the bike”
Don’t worry—Hansen only had 19.3 more stages to ride after this.
“He was very diligent in everything he did. Paradoxically, I also remember it was horrible to see on a bike"”
Michel Thèze, WCC coach, on a pre-professional Chris Froome.
Not sure whether to credit the Thèze or Google Translate with that gem.
Another “I have a job and can’t do every stage or get it done by Monday morning” experiment, this time following just the top of the GC struggle through a team-focused lens.
If you don’t like that, there is at least dubstep at the end.
This is a pretty nifty bit of kit. For those of you who don’t know, DC’s bball team used to be called the Bullets, and even longer ago than I can remember, this is what they looked like.
It’s even clever-er if you realize that cxhairs himself is excessively tall and came up playing basketball.
(via cxhairs’s own instagram, which you should be following)
Bummer feedzone for Tim Wellens on Stage 19. Shake it off, man—go win yourself a late-season classic.
No TDF HTRWW (yet), so I guess you’ll just have to make do with MTN-Qhubeka talking you through the best tactical stage finish of the race.
“In the early morning dew we observed bicycle tracks on the course. Footsteps showed that he had done his business, and the bicycle tracks disappeared back the way they came.”
—File under “cycling is the new golf”.
(“Someone Has Been Shitting in the Holes of a Norwegian Golf Course for Ten Years”)