Month: March 2010

Look out, look out, there’s a cyclist about

My new regime has been so effective that from certain angles, and for certain motorists, I have become invisible. Clearly, it’s an optical illusion or maybe they think I won’t now leave a crater on their bonnet if they hit me.  Rest assured, I will.… Continue Reading “Look out, look out, there’s a cyclist about”

And the winning tickets are………………

Ten days later than previously promised, Christian Prudhomme has opined. The 22 teams for the 2010 Tour de France are as expected: the sixteen teams covered by the September 2008 agreement, the four new Pro-Tour Teams (Katusha, Sky, Garmin, Radioshack), and the two most promising Continental… Continue Reading “And the winning tickets are………………”

Hot money

At the beginning of the season, Martin O’Neil, AVFC’s wondrous football manager attempted (unsuccessfully) to manage the fans’ expectations. He cautioned that with the teams around us having strengthened their squads, we would do well to hold onto 6th place. We’re currently lying 7th, 7 points behind… Continue Reading “Hot money”

Moral victory

Just look who turned up to take part in Sunday’s Gentleman and show us all exactly how it’s done. Afterwards, she kindly handed out the cups to the winners, signed autographs and posed for endless photographs. Despite the urging of my clubmates, I wisely… Continue Reading “Moral victory”

Willie Wonka

Thanks to BA, my husband, who should have been away until Saturday evening, is at home. This is imposing additional strains on my training programme. Let me explain. Tuesday evening is club night and every week I’m there from 17:00-19:00, longer if there’s other meetings beforehand… Continue Reading “Willie Wonka”

Early balance sheet

Which team has won more races than any other? No, this is not a trick question, though you might be surprised by the answer – Cofidis. Yes, the boys in red and white have 11 victories to their name. HTC-Columbia are in 2nd place with 10 and… Continue Reading “Early balance sheet”

Don’t call us

The teams for the Giro were announced today by RCS Sport and, as a result, there’s bound to be a few long-faced team managers and sponsors. Here’s the list of  successful applicants, 15 Pro-Tour teams and 7 wild cards:- AG2R-La Mondiale Astana Caisse d’Epargne Footon-Servetto Garmin-Transitions HTC-Columbia Katusha… Continue Reading “Don’t call us”

Another year, another day

We arrived in San Remo before 11:ooam, parked the car, bought La Gazzetta dello Sport and went for a coffee to read who the pundits in Gazzetto and L’Equipe favoured for a win. La Gazzette favoured Boonen while L’Equipe hedged their bets with Boonen, Gilbert and Boassen Hagen. After Boonen, La Gazzetta plumped for… Continue Reading “Another year, another day”

Swopsies

This week’s training programme has 14 1/2hrs on the bike, on the road. However, I have something of a dilemma. I’m planning on spending all day Saturday in San Remo so, no riding. Yes, I could take my bike and go for a ride around the… Continue Reading “Swopsies”

Quelle surprise!

Every Tuesday evening is club night, while the second Tuesday in every month is our monthly meeting of club members. Last night we gained yet another new member, nothing particularly surprising there. Except, his reason for joining our club, as opposed to any other,… Continue Reading “Quelle surprise!”