Friday, July 10, 2009

Mark Cavendish, by Scott!!!! what a rider

For those of you not the least bit interested in the Tour de France I am sorry.
Normal blogging service will be resumed in about two and a half weeks, but until then there will definitely be a Tour de France Bias during the week!!!!!!
As compensation for this my Sunday blogs will be TDF free.
This year I have split loyalties, I desperately want 'Lance' to do well.
Too see him in yellow at any point would give me pure joy, to see him in Yellow in Paris would be just incredible.
I don't just want it for him, I think his success would reverberate in so many different ways. It would lift people during a bad global recession, It would massively promote the Livestrong foundation, but most of all its just great for cycling. His participation has taken the spotlight from more popular sports and brought cycling into a completely different league. The media frenzy and TV coverage this year is unprecedented.
I am also a massive fan of our own British Rider Mark Cavendish and his Columbia Team which includes George Hincapie another of my favorite riders.
I especially love the fact that he rides the same bike as me......It always makes me want to go fast
Fortunately Cavendish will not affect Lances chances and in reality the Columbia Team may unwittingly be helping Lance and Astana each day by keeping Cavendish in with a shout for the sprints.
'When journalists at the Tour de France ask me if I am the best sprinter, I answer 'Yes', and that's seen as arrogance, but if they don't ask me, I don't say I'm the best sprinter in the world'
Mark Cavendish
I would love to see Mark Cavendish and Lance Armstrong on the podium together in Paris. One in yellow and one in Green.

4 comments:

Andy Brickell said...

Cav will probably get the green, but after today my money is on Contador in the GC. He left Lance, Evans and the rest for dead.

Rat Trap Press said...

Contador is good but he is young and foolish. He wasn't paying attention and missed the split in the peleton on Monday when Lance moved up to 2nd place. Cavendish seems to be a good guy. He thanks his teammates for their efforts when he wins. My wife calls Cavendish our future son in law (we have a 17 year old daughter).

I think you need to pay a visit to your fellow countryman and straighten him out. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/cycling/article6685864.ece

ss said...

GREAT FOR CAV!! HE'S VERY FAST AND STRONG ...I WATCH LE TOUR FROM BUENOS AIRES ARMSTRONG IS INCREDIBLE TOO, THE SAME CONTADOR AND ITALIAN RACER BUT IS SO EARLY FOR DEFINE THE WINNER FOR ME ...GREETINGS ANDRES

The Ghost of Jerry Reed said...

NICE FOOTAGE PHIL. CAV IS A BEAST. HE CAN ONLY GET BETTER...