Ah, spring is here.
What fantastic weather it was last weekend. Great for riding, although I didn’t get a chance to pull the steed out due to house inspection preparation (toops) and Fathers day.
Some who did though were those attempting the inaugural Dirty Dozen.
It looks like last Saturdays Dirty Dozen was an outstanding success. Anticipated 25, 50 rsvp’d, over 75 turned up. Over 40 finished, well done, an awesome effort.
Well done to Adam Williss for organising this effort.
See riding report in Adelaidecyclist
The Finishers and hard luck stories on Adelaide Cyclists can be seen here.
What a cruel way to get those winter legs turning over.
One suggestion for next year – push it back a few weeks so those invlioved in weekend footy and didn’t make iot to the dfinals can participate – I know a few who were in that boat but would love to have ridden.
A get well quick call out to Stuart O’Grady and Daryl Impey who both fell during the Vattenfall Classic suffering a mix of broken ribs, collarbone and an AC tear. Jens Keukeleire alos fell but only received stitches in his upper thigh.
From Greenedge website
It was a rough day in the office for ORICA-GreenEDGE at the Vattenfall Cyclassics. The team had high hopes for a strong showing in the presumed bunch sprint. The day started according to plan before things went terribly awry in the final hour of racing. By race end, we had three riders in the hospital.
Looks like the Vuelta is there for Rodriguez, perhaps Contador, but Rodriguez has been marking Contador extremely well over the last 5 days, so I can’t see Contador catching up at this stage.
|1||Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team||63:38:24|
|2||Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank – Tinkoff Bank||0:00:28|
|3||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team||0:02:04|
|4||Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling||0:04:52|
|5||Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team||0:06:58|
|6||Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team||0:07:28|
|7||Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin – Sharp||0:08:28|
|8||Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team||0:09:00|
|9||Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi||0:09:11|
|10||Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale||0:11:44|
Aussie Simon Clarke leads the way
|1||Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica – GreenEdge||38||pts|
|2||Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team||36|
|3||Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team||33|
Aussies hold up the table
|2||Euskaltel – Euskadi||0:12:22|
|3||Rabobank Cycling Team||0:14:52|
|4||AG2R La Mondiale||0:20:13|
|7||Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team||0:40:04|
|8||Lampre – ISD||0:45:05|
|11||Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank||0:54:33|
|12||Astana Pro Team||1:05:18|
|13||Garmin – Sharp||1:23:37|
|15||Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||2:17:32|
|16||BMC Racing Team||2:21:49|
|17||Lotto Belisol Team||2:22:52|
|20||Team Argos – Shimano||3:26:00|
Best Placed Aussies
|65||Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling||1:31:43|
|85||Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica – GreenEdge||1:44:29|
Stage 10: Ponteareas → Sanxenxo, 190 km
Stage 11: Cambados → Pontevedra, 40 km (TT)
Stage 12: Vilagarcía de Arousa → Dumbría. Mirador de Ézaro, 185 km
Stage 13: Santiago de Compostela → Ferrol, 173 km
Stage 14: Palas de Rei → Puerto de Ancares, 149 km
Stage 15: La Robla → Lagos de Covadonga, 187 km
|1||Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep||5:18:28|
|2||Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team||0:00:07|
|3||Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team||0:02:39|
Para Olympics – Aussie Success
Toy of the Week – Selina Kyle
Website of the Week – TourdeLygon
A great little Melbourne based cycling Blog. Worth having a gander.
Cool of the Week – Rapha Cycle Club, SOHO
The first permanent UK Cycle Club now open in London’s Soho, builds on Rapha’s vision to provide a meeting place for the cycling community to eat, drink, watch racing and shop from the full Rapha product range, totally immersing themselves in a space dedicated to the pursuit of road cycling.
The Cycle Club aesthetic exemplifies the Rapha approach of premium design and materials while referencing workshop functionality. A double height rear feature wall creates a backdrop to the iconic Rapha ‘H’ Van, a constant element of the brand, evoking a strong image of 60s racing.
Bespoke cycle storage for visitors’ bikes and tools for basic bike servicing and maintenance are available, ensuring that the club is a key destination for both city cyclists and racers alike.
Integrated within the space is a custom-designed bar area with zinc-topped counter, reminiscent of timeless European café culture.
Visitors sit at laser-etched tabletops that feature famous alpine climbs, while watching racing on large screens positioned within the space. Solid concrete flooring combined with the unmistakable grey, white and pink Rapha colour scheme brands the overall space.
Leading with a London flagship, the Brinkworth concept will roll out internationally, with a second location opening in Melbourne, Australia late 2012 and further sites planned for New York, Tokyo and Osaka.
Photo of the Week
Till next week.