So after a week of a studio deadline while glancing at the Tour of California tracker now and then, I'd like to bring up some photos which describe what I enjoyed about the race this year. First off, the online tour tracker was great, because I don't get Versus on campus and was in studio most of the time anyway. Second, Frankie Andreau isn't the greatest commentator in the world, but he still makes Craig Hummer look like a retard (he is one). Bob Roll has started to grow on me, so I don't mind adding his thoughts to the mix (as long as they are somewhat understandable, he knows what he's talking about for the most part).
Also, Johan Bruyneel getting to shave Roll's head: priceless.
There were some fantastic looking kits to see for this year, I had to start off with DZ's awesome US TT champ skinsuit, and the equally matching bike (all he needs is the helmet to be red white and blue)
Rock Racing's kit is just awesome. I mean, they'll probably take a step back from last year supplying their own clothing and a different kit for every major race, but Louis Garneau was glad to pick up the slack. ANARCHY!!!
Columbia-Highroad's kit is interesting. Not a fan of the fake six-pack, but the white and yellow is starting to grow on me. Cavendish thinks anybody who dislikes the kit can suck deez nuts:
Now, on to the fans. Oh, these people do get their 15 seconds of fame very stylishly, and this year's race didn't keep any of them from coming out. Big hair superfan is a definite hit:
The pope gave the peloton his blessing:
Gigantic Sumo guys bounced around as their small legs moved really fast up Palomar:
The Montana classic becoming more common:
This year the Longhorns made an appearance, giving more proof that this should be done in the ECCC:
Just when you need motivation, and the pain is getting so bad that it becomes the focus, all you need is a reminder:
For if you don't pedal, you could grow weak, and maybe end up looking like this guy:
And my absolute favorite, probably because of the blatant shot at Lance, is Mr. LIVECLEAN:
Leave your EPO at home kids. Lets start some outrageous ECCC costume-chasing crowds, preferably on climbs or time trials.
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