One of the great things about the Belgian classics season is that the races are so accessible to fans from the UK and there was a mass exodus of cycling enthusiasts clamouring onto planes, trains and ferries to get to the Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix. One of my favourite Twitter pals, Jon Baines, chased the race from Arenberg to Carrefour and captured the flavour of the weekend through his lens. Continue reading
Today at Casa Fondue, it is a Day of Great Thanksgiving and Celebration for it is the birthday of the Red Hammer, the Swiss Time Machine, Spartacus himself, Fabian Cancellara. Disappointed that he didn’t win Milan-San Remo yesterday but coming in second on a storming ride ain’t half bad. I had tons of ideas of how to construct this little birthday billet-doux and then I thought, let’s just watch him … so here are some of my favourite video clips of the mighty Cancellara.
Let us begin …
When I’m on the bike I’m a gladiator. I want to kill my opponents, physically and mentally. When you see that you can kill them, you have to do so.
We’ll drink a beer afterwards, but the race is a battle against all. When I attacked in Flanders, or in Paris-Roubaix with 50 kilometres to go, I wanted to show them that they were riding for second place.
(Quote from Cyclesport magazine)