I know I sound like an alcoholic. Maybe I am. I went out and got pretty drunk again Wednesday night. I decided on my way home that I was going to give myself the morning off and sleep in. It's an awesome perk of being your own boss. How much can really happen during a boring TT, anyway?
Time trials are boring.
Yes, I still stand by that statement. After my hangover went away around 5pm, I decided to watch the stage. I fast forwarded through 98% of it. I watched Quitana, Uran, Majika and Evans off the ramp, then their intermediate time checks and, of course the finish line. It took me 25 minutes. Sure, if I had watched it live I could have interacted with other happy Colombians on twitter, or texted my brother, but it still would have been five minutes of excitement. Five minutes for an awesome night of great local craft beers? I'll the the latter.
Urán is the first Colombian to ever wear the Maglaia Rosa. For what I hear people are going nuts over there, and rightfully so. Based on Evan's TT I think the only riders Rigo will have to worry about are Pozzovivo and Rafał Majka. Maybe Quintana and Kelderman. Hey, how do you pronounce Majka's name anyway? It's got that funny L... Well, you can always check the Name That Cyclist Project.
These guys wear some funny hats.
Let's be honest, cyclist look fucking ridiculous. But as bad as the everyday lycra diapers are, nothing compares to the sheer absurdity that is TT gear.
Amazing to see the footage of the hail covered ground during today's stage. Growing up in Bogotá we never got snow, but we'd get hail storms once or twice a year. I remember taking my Star Wars toys outside after these storms and reenacting the Battle of Hoth in my back yard. I have a weird love for hail.
Tomorrow... Gran Premio della Montagna:
km 30.5 - La Serra - m 584 (3ª cat.)
km 95 - Alpe Noveis - m 1099 (1ª cat.)
km 122.4 - Bielmonte - m 1482 (2ª cat.)