Sunday, July 03, 2005

Boonen Back To Form

courtesy Sirotti

Tom Boonen won the second stage of the Tour today, taking advantage of Robbie McEwen's big mistake---starting his sprint way too early at around the 250 meter mark. Boonen had a huge explosion of power right near the end and won by a bike length over Thor Hushovd, with McEwen finishing third.

Despite a toothache and a June of little to no racing, Boonen looks as strong as ever. It would be a surprise if several more stage wins aren't in his immediate future.

David Zabriskie retains the maillot jaune, and Thomas Voeckler gains the polka-dot King Of The Mountains jersey.

OLN continues to wear me out with their boring, meaningless interviews of Sheryl Crow like anyone gives a shit what she has to say about bike racing. Really, between the constant exposure of "Lance's celebrity girlfriend" and Nike's overpriced "10/2" line of crap (wow, one whole dollar to charity!!), I'm about sick of The Boss already. Basso, Vino and all the other contenders better bring it in the mountains this year.