Monday, August 3, 2009

Eh!


Clasica San Sebastian.
Ryder Hesjedal (watch him on the far right) as he rushes towards the line in fifth!



Canadians have a knack for saying, 'Eh'. According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, it's a truly Canadian term: 'Ascertaining the comprehension, continued interest, agreement of the person or person addressed.' (How's it going, eh?)
I use it, rarely but on the sly, just for fun. And it makes us just a little different from our American & British counterparts ... we like to be called unique, eh!

It all started off with this past Saturday's, Clasica San Sebastian in Spain. The weather was the thorn in many riders' sides as a few notable guys fell and DNF. As the rainy & slick conditions weathered many down, a few excelled. Spain's Carlos Barredo (Quick-Step) edged out Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) for a sweet victory. My attention turned toward fellow Canuck, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin) great post Tour ride for a marvelous fifth place. He was in the main chasing group only a scant seven seconds behind. Hesjedal looks set and very strong for better skies in the Vuelta!

Sunday's World Cup Elite Men Cross Country Race in Bromont, Quebec was stellar for Canadian champ Geoff Kabush. He won his first World Cup race in wonderful muddy & sloppy conditions applauded by yours truly. The badge of courage showing well as he crossed the line.
The Elite Women Race was almost truly Canadian as Catharine Pendrel snuck in for a fine third place.

This past weekend was an Canadian adventure on two wheels and in stereotypical Canadianism, I'd like to say, to all three riders' ... "Way to go, eh!"



Geoff Kabush 'takes off' at Bromont, Quebec!
www.cyclingnews.com


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