Racing in earnest has begun for 2012 with the 8,027th edition of Milan-San Remo. Rather than focusing on who won, it’s more fun to focus on who lost, chief among those counted being Mark Cavendish. He’s a polarizing figure in the sport for sure. Personally, I think he’s a whiny bitch. That said, I think he’s hands down the best pure sprinter in the world, though his brand of asshole is not my first pick. I would bang the shit out of his girlfriend though, if given then chance. What’s Mark gonna do? Beat me up? Doubt it.
It was also fun watching Levi Leipheimer redefine several words and phrases all at once at Paris – Nice: bad luck, failing, crashing multiple times, looking like an idiot, …. did I mention failing? Jesus, little man….stay upright. You’re too fragile above and below the neck to keep doing this sort of thing.
Looking forward, there’s no other race on the calendar in the immediate future that bleats a greater siren song than Paris-Roubaix. And thankfully, the ASO has announced after a period of doubt that they will, in fact, race through the Arenberg Forest. Whew. Best part of the race, for me. As we know, only good things happen there.