Saturday, June 9, 2012

Powerful Twenty-two year olds

22 year old, Peter Sagan dynamiting the Lugano TT.


An upset?

Hmmm, have to ponder it a short while....

Just add time trialing to Peter Sagan's repertoire. He took the opening 7.3 km TT at the Tour de Suisse pushing away four time World tine trial champion Fabian Cancellara and regulating his teammate, Moreno Moser from first to third.

Sagan denied that he's a time trialist...

I'm certainly not a time trialist. But over short distances, like a prologue, I can maximize my power.

Cancellara looked like he shed the weight from his disappointing collarbone injury, taking the tight technical course looking every bit like his old time trialing monster self. In fact, it's hard not for the Swiss Bear to lose, he won this same course for the past two years.

Then a charged up Sagan finished 4 seconds ahead of Cancellara and 7 seconds from Moser to win a huge convincing victory in Lugano.

I don't believe it was an upset, it was a level playing field, a marvelous clash between two of cycling's powerhouse riders... I can't wait until the next battle between the Terminator & Spartacus.


Congratulations to Team SpiderTech making Canadian sports history by becoming the first ever Canadian-based cycling team to start a UCI World Tour race in Europe, the Tour de Suisse. Brian Vandborg was the top Spider finishing the TT in 90th at 52 seconds. Go SpiderTech!






Stage 6: Saint-Alban-Leysse -  Morzine, Critérium du Dauphiné

It's a day for twenty-two year olds, Colombian sensation Nairo Quintana stole the climber's show and duly won into Morzine. The Movistar... star said,

It was a very good moment for Colombian cycling. We have a good generation of riders so I suppose it's a bit of a renaissance.

Quintana's win just adds more to the Colombian legacy in Morzine. Lucho Herrera won in 1985, beating back the Badger, and Fabio Parra took the win in 1988. This young grimpeur will carry on in the tradition of the great Colombian climbers... an awesome moment!

22 year-old Quintana powering into Morzine with
a double-fist salute!


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