Sunday, January 27, 2008

Boom Boom gets it
After Big Lars got the win at the world cup last week this would have shouted out warning signs. Today Lars Boom capitilized on his good form to take the first UCI gold medal of 2008.
Sven Nys did get stuck in and a great third is probably no consolation to "The Cannibal" who would have desperately wanted the gold for himself. Another rider Erwin Vervecken looking for his third title in a row has had an up and down season leading up to the World Champs so a fourth place is probably a good result considering.

1 Lars Boom (Netherlands)
2 Zdenek Stybar (Czech Rebpublic)
3 Sven Nys (Belgium)
4 Erwin Vervecken (Belgium)
5 Radomir Simunek (Czech Rebpublic)
6 Marco Aurelio Fontana (Italy)
7 Sven Vanthourenhout (Belgium)
8 Christian Heule (Switzerland)
9 John Gadret (France)
10 Klaas Vantornout (Belgium)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Cyclo-Cross form
With the Cross World Champs in Treviso Italy this weekend it looks like Sven Nys is a bit cooked as his young upstart team mate "Boom Boom" Lars took the win in last weekends world cup round from Hoogerheide in the Netherlands. The other way to look at this is "The Cannibal" Sven is holding back for the big win!

Lars Boom goes on to win.
Cough!! Cough!! Wheezee!!
After a great run out on the good old fixie for 65 miles or so last Sunday I had a small cough at night which unfortunately then turned into a cold from hell which has knocked me for six all week, so all this week I have been trying to recover drinking fluids and generally feeling a bit sorry for my self. As my wife would say I have a case of the dreaded Man Flu!!

The Cafe Run
Last Sat going round the usual Cafe route the Cycling Club turned into the Ramblers club as the road was covered in black ice for a 1/2 mile or so, there were a few fallers but gladly no injuries. I did witness one guy fall get up and remount to promptly fall back down again!

Ramblers CC

A very very very Black day
On the 15th of Jan one of the best Scottish and British cyclist Jason MacIntyre was killed when out training, I did not know Jason personally but did follow some of his fantastic results over the last few years.

If anything of the last two years were to go by then the 2008 season would have been even better and bigger for Jason. My thoughts go out to Jason's family and friends.
You can read more about Jason and donate to his Memorial fund at the Braveheart Cycling Fund.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Pedal, Pedal, Pedal.
Get'in the miles in is the mantra at the moment and hoping the weather is kind to make the miles pleasurable, well Sunday past was one 'o' those days when all the days previous and after were crap this was a great run round the roads of Fife.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!!
So another year has passed by and I hope you had a good one and 2008 is even better, for me 2007 has all been about a knacked back and getting back to fitness for the Cyclo-Cross season at the end of the year. 2008 will be a year of enjoying my cycling without any back twinges which should mean I can compete in what I want all year.

The past few weeks have been about chilling out, getting a few easy runs in on my Surly fixie to keep the legs turning and letting the head clear before the real training starts for 08.