If George Hincapie wanted the yellow jersey he should've done what any self respecting euro-pro would've done and paid off the break to work harder. To think I was getting ready to give that whiny bastard some respect when he goes and shows his true colors again.
I think Johann Bruyneel is cycling's answer to Phil Jackson. He expertly managed the egos of Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador to get the yellow jersey back home at Astana/Discovery/Postal. He knew that Alberto was the best rider and would be the team leader, but he played along enough with Lance to keep Lance satisfied. Brilliant. Lance is good for the popularity of the sport in the US so us cynics mired in negativity just need to put up with him...
The Tour of Granite Country Road Race on Sunday was an excellent course. The turnout Sunday was poor but I don't blame the cyclists. I think that event should just be one day, and just a RR, we have a full schedule and people can't afford to travel places and stay overnight for a stage race in mid July in Stearns County.
Red Lantern did not bring up cross in our trip, I did, just to whine about those who talk about Cross in July. I'm road racing better than ever thanks to KA, in stead of doing cross this fall, I'm just going to ride my road bike and train for next spring. There, how's that? You guys training for cross in July, during Cross Season I'll be training for the road for next April! And I won't be doing it by cross racing! As the Red Lantern pointed out, I can barely run across the parking lot to the bathroom with my bad knee and battered body, CX is not good for that. (circa Big Dave and his achilles)
The Red Lantern made 3 visits to the restroom Saturday morning by 9:00. I finally figured out why at the last one. He brings in his douche phone and watches porn! He's not pooping, he's spanking!