Franco Marvulli's six day stats become ever more impressive: 29 six day wins off 88 starts, a stretch of 45 six days with only two non finishes (one illness, one crash) and of the other 42, his lowest placings were three 4th places - all the rest were podiums. Ed Hood took a few loud moments in Trinidad to talk to the Swiss star.
If you can't tell, the Giro excitement is building here at PEZ. Classics burn-out has been replaced by Giro fever and not a second to soon. Let's take a look at the first two weeks of the Giro, starting in the Netherlands and finishing up in the shadow of a diabolical final week.
The Giro will return to one of the hardest climbs on the planet this May: the Zoncolan. The Pez himself took a stab at the brute back in 2007. Let's take a look back at his thoughts and impressions from his own ride up the climb that could well determine the fate of this year's Giro. Let's start the slow wind-up to full-fledged Giro fever!
At a time when most good European pros are heading for bed, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the DJ's work the sliders and the PA pumps the 'Soca' music from huge stacks - like US racer David Wiswell says; 'it sure beats them old worn out tapes they play at the Belgian kermesses.'
Gore Wind Stopper soft shell stuff is just right for the 'cold but not too cold' riding we have right about now (in Arizona at least). Pretty much anyone who goes outside for sport know Gore. Their "Tex" and "Stopper" stuff set a standard used in high end product from loads of companies.
It’s 1:30 AM, Belgium time, we just got the power restored after I plugged one too many cords into the hotel’s electrical outlets. BAM! Hotel blackout... courtesy of PEZ. But what a day it’s been – we rode on the Flanders’ route, and it was “TOP RIDE” material for sure. Here are the pics…
Last year, we marked down Kiwi Jack Bauer as a man to watch - second in the Tour of the Southlands and putting the New Zealand national champion's jersey on his back over the winter proved us right. He's with Scottish Continental team Endura for 2010 but if his progression curve continues on the same trajectory, he's headed for the very top. Our tip for 2010 is, coincidentally, also a man from the land of the long white cloud - Clinton Avery.