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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Bike Ride Review

The inaugural church bike ride went well. You can read my review on the church website here.
It was a fun 200kms. I then watched Armstrong and the rest of the Tour de France ride 200kms through the Pyrenees (sp?). Thats some impresssive riding. Last night Cadel Evans showed what the Aussies are made of after the devastating accident in Germany as he worked from 11th place to 7th with a massive ride.
From the official tour site.
"Cadel Evans claimed first-place points at the top of the final ‘hors category’ col this year and demonstrated that there’s plenty of depth in Australian cycling. The former mountain bike star’s team-mate Robbie McEwen may have won three sprint stages already this year, but today it was Evans who ignited the action in the mountains. He was part of the first real escape of the stage that tackled the feared Col de Marie-Blanque and the Col d’Aubisque and Evans confessed that it was his last real chance to gain any real advantage in the race for overall honors. No, he can’t wrestle the yellow jersey off the shoulders of Lance Armstrong. Not even Ivan Basso, Jan Ullrich or anyone else with far more Tour experience is capable of doing that. Cadel’s ambition was to elevate himself from 11th overall to the top 10.
“I just wanted to get as much time as the course allowed,” said Evans afterwards. “It’s not every day that you can steal more than three minutes from Armstrong.” "