Monday, April 14, 2008

Boonen takes the Paris-Roubaix

I have to find someone to route for in the Tour since Astana is out of the tour (thus last year's winner will not be able defend his title).

Tom Boonen of Quick Step is a perennial favorite to win the green jersey (sprinter) in the Tour. He definitely stepped it up at the Paris-Roubaix by outsprinting Fabian Cancellara from CSC and newcomer Ballan from Milram.

In the meantime, Astana won the first stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. The good part about the nightmare that Astana is undergoing means the rest of the world may witness good cycling in their countries.

While I despise what the Tour does politically, I will continue to support the Teams and riders in it.


Anonymous said...

Hey Jen, Allesandro Ballan is from Team Lampre. He's ridden for them since 2004 and he's been doing very well in the spring classics the past few years. It's good to see another UCI fan in town. Thanks for the updates.

Jennifer said...

I described him as a newcomer because cyclingnews did- I didnt realize he had been around so long. Boonen did smoke those two- he is impressive.
With the Giro and Dauphine upcoming I will post more cycling stuff, I love it. Hopefully, we will have a relatively clean summer.