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I just did my first ride with my new Hudz, and so far they are very nice.  The fit is good, and they are very comfortable.  Not quite as comfortable as the Campy covers, but nice nonetheless.  Maybe I should have gone with yellow, but I like the green.

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Are you kidding me?

Are you kidding me?

Alessandro Bertolini, the oldest rider in the 2009 Giro.

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2009GiroStage5

My thoughts on Stage 5:

  • Liquigas showed that at least for now, they can shred the field on the climbs
  • Basso made it look pretty easy today.  Was he really smiling, or was he doing his Chris Horner impression?
  • Levi, while maybe lacking some “punch” in his climbing ability,  looked as cool as the other side of the pillow today.  I am begining to wonder if he’s sandbagging, talking about how he can’t keep up with guys like DiLuca when they attack uphill.  It should be interesting.
  • Horner is “The Man”, enough said.  Okay maybe not enough.  Did Astana really “call him off” with 600m to go?  He sure looked like he was going for it, then seemed to just “sit up”.  Hmmm..  Regardless, he looked great today.  Here’s to skinny bald guys!
  • Why did Astana have THREE teamates back with Armstrong?  He was at his own pace, those guys were only there for moral/mechanical support.  It just seemed odd.  It was also “odd” to see Armstrong suffering off of the back like that, even though we all know that this isn’t Armstrong of old.  I still think that he has a stage in him though.
  • The Killer continues to look like Skeletor, and is showing good form

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  • Menchov looked great, I wonder if he has the team to back him up.

It is still a very long race, but at least today we were able to sneak a peek at what is to come.  Oh, …….never mind, I don’t want to be one of those guys who complains about the commentators.  Again, I am just happy to have some regular coverage.

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