Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Real Deal

Aussie Locomotive.



I never picked Matt Goss to win the exciting Milan-San Remo. He coyly positioned himself well riding in the slipstream with danger men: Fabian Cancellara, Philippe Gilbert & Allesandro Ballan.






I picked one of those last three for the win but I would never figure on Goss. A great race right throughout especially on the descent of the Cipressa as the impressive FDJ men: Steve Chainel & Yoann Offredo bolted away. I was cheering on the French pair and I thought maybe just maybe a Frenchman can somehow do it. 

But, an amazing sprint finish was the way to settle this great race as Gilbert & Cancellara were eclipsed by a faster locomotive. Matt Goss made history as the first Australian to win the Primavera. Goss will move up considerably in the HTC pecking order and he looks a real lethal threat for further classic victories... Flanders & Roubaix are coming.

2 comments:

Once Known as The Badger said...

A break? That happens so rarely in Milan-San Remo. The attacks at the end were exciting to watch. One after another. What a great finish! Thanks for sharing.

Richard said...

Jim

I sat riveted to my computer, it was one of the most exciting finishes of MSR!

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