The Crusty Little Curmudgeon doesn't usually make such a quick reappearance but what happened after the TdF team time trial deserves a bit of a bitch. Ted King, Cannondale rider, super domestique, and all around good guy had terrible luck this week. A quick recap: Ted got busted up on stage 1, still in pain for stage 4, couldn't ride a normal time trial bike due to separated shoulder, got dropped by his team and had to ride entire TTT on his own, enduring text book suffering, didn't make time cut, short by 7 seconds.
|Tour de France Powers That Be|
aka Yankee Haters
Now, the TdF powers that be could've shown him some leniency, but unfortunately they decided the Yankee had to go home. I can not imagine this similar fate happening to a French or large profile rider. Look at those smug bastards up there. Shame on you! You soured my Tour this year. We wish Ted a speedy recovery and lots of maple syrup, hopefully he gets to ride Colorado in August. Make sure and visit Ted's homepage and then pick up a 'I am not Ted King' tee from Cutaway Clothing.
|Ryder Hesjedal, keeping the peloton cool one shaka at a time|
The CLC is not all about bitching, I like to point out the good things too. For instance, I couldn't pull these glasses off because I have a pin head but Ryder sure can. I can only imagine how great these glasses would be at keeping bees out of your eyes. Little buggers, got stung twice near my eyes within a span of 2 weeks, and I can't count the number of times they've snuck in my jersey and went to town, and not in the good way either.
|6 Guns Full of Sexy|
Could not help but notice the similarities between Cav's stage 5 win and Starsky's dance moves.
1, 2, 3, 4 I declare disco war!