Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cadel is Pro Tour Champion

Giro d'Lombardia is over, and Cunego can have all the bash he wants to. But just give it up for this man, Cadel.. For an amazing 3rd place in the Tour de France, 4th in his "training race" - the Vuela's at Spain, and yesterday, 6th at Lombardia. He's UCI's Pro Tour Champion.

2007 Results for Cadel

1st, Stage 2, Test Event Beijing 2008 (ITT)
2nd Overall, Tour de France
2nd, Stage 13
2nd, Stage 19
2nd, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd, Stage 7
4th, Stages 3 and 4
4th Overall, Vuelta a España
2nd, Stage 10
2nd, Stage 18
4th Overall, Tour de Romandie
1st Overall, UCI ProTour
Is this the most consistent cyclist of the year or what?!

Interestingly Cadel has this typical climbing style, like he's grappling with his bike, like as if he just wants to rip off that handlebar to shreds... if the enormous power he's registering in the poor Powertap and in turn lodging into those pedals isn't give him enough push, that he just wants to get off and fly!

Oh, before I close, two pics.

The world champion not only looks top notch PRO, he looks like an Emperor !!! Man, do I want to look like him, sigh.. sadly that'll be a dream...

While other riders are having a go at the titles, Schlek is experimenting with more insane ways to shed his skin. I mean, I haven't heard anyone crash as much as him, this dude needs some serious bike handling skills.

Pictures courtesy PezCycling.

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