Saturday, July 24, 2010

A close one

I don't talk much about races I'm not in, but what a tour. Came down to the very end. I'm sure there will be much debate till next years Tour about the chain debacle. Everyone has there two cents and here is mine.

I don't think there is anything wrong with not waiting. Andy had the mishap, he should deal with it. The part that doesn't sit right with me is seeing Alberto attacking and squeaking by on Andy's left side as he's come to a stop because of a mechanical. You do have to ride and stay with leaders. Everyone did wait as Andy and a slew of others crashed in stage 3 on the decent, so that sort of evens out.

Does anybody remember the cobble stone race. Do you think Cancellara would have slowed down with Andy in tow if Contador punctured as he was behind? I'm thinking no. But like I said before it wouldn't have been like they went attacking around again with a mechanical.

Oh well. There are so many what if's in life and the best thing to do is not think about them and live in the present. Learn from your mistakes, and live with what you have.

How bout Brent Bookwalter. The best man in my wedding. One day to go till he finishes his first tour, 2nd grand tour of the year, and his career. Good work Brent. Have an awesome ride tomorrow.

Breeze On

1 comment:

Neil said...

Ugh, I can't help but throw in my two cents. Contador broke a spoke on the cobbles and no one waited, but that was different. I don't sence Contador has the same admiration as other tour winners, and part of being a professional athlete is marketing yourself. I didn't think the TT was going to be as close as it was so maybe Contador made a brilliant move by attacking when Andy had a little bad luck, but maybe Contador would have made himself more admired if he waited. Phil, Paul, and Bob are going to mention this incident every year for a long time.