Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Snot-nosed Punks

Young Frank Schleck, winner of this year's Amstel Gold Race, made an even bigger splash with his impressive win atop Alpe d'Huez, the queen of all Alpine climbs. He flew up the 21 hairpins to the ski station like floating on a cloud.

Photo courtesy of AFP

Close behind in second place, another young powerhouse, Damiano Cunego. Though so far inconsistent in his performances, Cunego could be THE cyclist of the future. Now he just has to learn how to time trial.

Today's stage is already underway, and should prove to be even more decisive than yesterday's. With Floyd Landis back in yellow, look for a big attack from him to seal the deal. At least, that's what I would do...