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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Paris Roubaix

Journeyman rider Johan Van Summeren won and proposed marriage immediately upon dismounting from his bicycle. “She agreed!” he told the press. “It was a special way to make this request. Some people offer a ring, me it’s a stone! Another stone may come soon.”  Thor Hushovd was so worried about his clever tactics, refusing to take his turn pulling with Fabian Cancellara that he managed to take both of them out of contention. One time Thor, God of Thunder - now Thor, God of Slackers.     Team Tactics.

12 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

Team Tactics - Democracy
Democracy - Team Tactics

Wait, which race are we talking about?

Erik said...

It should be noted that Thor's teammate won...isn't that the point?

Gunnar Berg said...

It sucked for an observer. Team tactics. The reason I like the Classics is that is more individual effort. At the end of his career ask Thor how he feels about it. Hell, ask him this morning.

Anonymous said...

Tho's a pro and he raced like one. Had he worked with Cancellara, I'm sure that Fabian would have dropped both Thor and Summeren for a repeat victory. I don't think he has any regrets! -Tony

Gunnar Berg said...

If they were close at the end, Thor would bury Cancellara. But you are right. He is a pro. He does what he's paid to do, not what he wants to do. But God it sucked.

Silk Hope said...

There is no team in Roubaix. It is every man for himself and whole bunch of "Fiiinng" Luck. THAT is what makes this the finest race of all.

Truly one of the best PR's I have ever seen.

Gunnar Berg said...

I'm a mud fan myself.

Silk Hope said...

Yes that would have made it just that much better.

Gunnar Berg said...

Also, I tend to be a "May the best man win!" guy.

Anonymous said...

The water carrier takes a chance and wins on an early, long break-away. I actually like those kind of victories! -Tony

Anonymous said...

..and he got the girl! -Tony

Gunnar Berg said...

You had me with "water carrier".