As the first week of the Giro is done and dusted, we take a look all the happenings in this week’s episdoe!
Some GIRO! highlights:
- Jeff details what it is about Cadel that bothers him, but we both agree if we had to choose between Cuddles and Wiggo, we’d chose Cuddles.
- Jeff is convinced Wiggins has something up his sleeve. Anna is not.
- We try not to get too excited by Cadel.
- Gesink replaces Denis Mechov as the new Silent Assassin.
- We want to talk to a fantasy cycling guru! We’re both amateurs at this, if you’re road.cc fantasy cycling wiz, let us know!
Subscribe via iTunes [rate us if you love us!]
This week I am joined by a guest host in my very own time zone, Marianne! Don’t worry, Jeff is still my bestest co-host and will be back before long. Marianne is here to help me breath some new life into the tired topic of Lance. But first, we must find out who her peloton crushes are. [Note: Apologies to those of you using headphones, but Marianne’s side was only recorded in mono. Our bad!]
- Liquigas acquires new management (article)
- George Hincapie retires
- We agree with Chrisophe Bassons and Frankie Andreau when they say Armstrong needs control.
- We discuss the lack of comment from riders and the non-response response from some (Hushovd, Geraint). Inner Ring has thoughts on why riders don’t comment. And when riders do comment, but not the way we want them to, we get upset (Hayden Roulston)
- Great article by Science of Sport about the case- the potential fallout and issues often brought up about the case.
- Just because Lance won’t go to arbitration, doesn’t mean the evidence won’t come out (article)
- We discuss who we think has the best chance at winning, John Degenkolb’s dimples, how Valverde’s stage 8 win seemed like a bike F-U, Bert acting strangely, and Froome showing vulnerability.
Not much to say about today’s stage.
- It was interesting to see a circuit race stage in a Grand Tour.
- I always admire the lone escapee. It has to be hell riding like hell all alone off the front, knowing that you’ll probably never make it.
- I kinda like that the usual sprinting suspects aren’t around. It lends a bit more mystery and suspense to the sprints. Even though John Degenkolb and his dimples has won both sprints so far, the run in and the trains are a bit crazier than normal. I like it mixed up!
And there you have it. Today’s stage in a nutshell. Not really.