Sunday, April 12, 2009

Parsi Roubiax

It was a late night for me last night as i stayed up to watch the "hell of the north",Paris Roubiax.
In my opinion this is the greatest bike race of all time. With 250 odd km's of racing and 50 something km's of cobbles you need great bike skills alot of luck and to be a real hard man to deal with the crashes, punctures and whatever else the course throws at you.
This year the weather looked good and Tom Bonnen managed to back up his win's in 2005 and 2008 with another victory. With about 20km's to go the leading six riders entered the final section of cobbles where everyone except Bonnen crashing. So what looked like a sprint finish ended with big Tomeke powering the final 15km's by himself.
It was an impressive display with Tomeke coming to the front on most section's of cobbles and tearing the peleton a new arsehole dropping everyone till it was only him left.
Pretty wet easter up in the mountains but still managed to get out and climb 3 out of 4 days. Feeling better every week.


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