I used to see Cavendish out training with his mates and they would storm past my electric bike even on hills. He mostly trains abroad these days so I'm spared the depressing sight of them disappearing into the distance!Amazing to think that even with motors we couldn't keep up with these guys.
No one should be underwhelmed Bob. Mark has to be the best roadman-sprinter that any of the British Isles have yet produced. He's up there with Shaun Kelly (Ireland) of a few years ago - and a hot tip for the Olympic Madison title on the track. Much of this is down to a fantastic talent spotting and nurturing programme by British Cycling that has made us the top cycling nation in about 10 years.If you didn't already know, Mark Cavendish won todays stage. If you are underwhelmed bear with me - its a small island and it is very big news here. It will make cycling even more popular with the youngsters, which has to be a good thing.
Yes, that was a heart stopping moment, but more amazing was the fact that he got back onto the spare bike and finished the race. These guys are beyond human.Hi All,
My heart really went out to the poor guy that hit that raised kerb at full tilt, ouch!. That's when you realise how light those machines are when they fly that high in the air.
Nice to see the drug boys being flushed out...also has any one noted that with all the reporting Mr Spear Biceps Power ( note well this gents Legal team is bigger than his race team) Has raised barely a mention..not to comment that his dispension to pop pills allowed him to dominate the event for about too hundred years. Most comparison of prowers is with Induran..I was up a col once with the motor home, and watching saw him crest....I jumped up and down, and shouted Manafique..vite vite...he actually looked over, and nodded..then decended .Yes, that was a heart stopping moment, but more amazing was the fact that he got back onto the spare bike and finished the race. These guys are beyond human.
Also amazing I thought is that Mark Cavendish is reported to have been checked across the line at 46 mph. Imagine that, 46 mph on the flat!