Tirreno-Adriatico – Stage 6

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If you don’t want to see who won Stage 6 of Tirreno – Adriatico, then please move on…

GO CADEL!!!!!!!!!!!! What a way to wake up and start the week! Could it be a better time for Australian cycling? I think not. And don’t forget Simon Clarke who came in 13th on the stage. I can’t recall seeing Simon get such a result in a major race like this. Great to see!

In case you haven’t been following Tirreno-Adriatico, Cadel took the leader’s jersey (blue) from Robert Gesink yesterday and he’s looking promising for the overall win. Tomorrow is the pancake flat, 9.3km final time trial. I think I’ll be staying up late to watch this one.

I don’t think we’ll ever be seeing much of a victory salute from Cadel. I recently interviewed Cadel on another topic that I’m waiting to post, but I can share this part with you:

[CT] We don’t often see much of a victory salute after your wins – especially after something like the world championships. Why is this?

[Cadel Evans] The calmest World Champ victory salute ever? You cannot imagine the emotions going through my heart in those closing kilometres – I had so many people discount me that year. so many people around me who are supposed to have been supporting me but only made my job even more difficult. and the Vuelta, the situation with the wheel change, the Spanish, and the whole Puerto/Valverde thing was aggravating to say the least. Winning that worlds spoke more so much louder than any words or actions.

What a champion. A man of action. No need to say anything else.

It’s also great to see BMC with some firepower backing up Cadel in the final kilometers. Let’s hope this is a good sign for things to come in July!

How about The Sparrow (Angle Madrazo) having a crack in the final 1500m…Good on him!