So I am finishing up my last week of school and it is safe to say that I am super pumped to head over to Europe. It is going to be so much fun and just another adventure that I get to add to the book.
My school has been awesome with the support and flexibility, so I cannot thank them enough.
Anyways, I hope you guys are keeping yourselves updated with the pro peloton. This is always one of my favorite times of the year, because its the start of the Grand Tours.
So far it has been an absolute crash fest of a nightmare at the Giro, which is known for its drama and this looks to be one of the craziest ones yet. I mean, Dan Martin and half of the Garmin team were blown out on the stage one team time trial, which is crazy. It just goes to show that cycling, even when it looks safe, requires your 100% concentration or you will pay the price.
Not only has Garmin had troubles, but so have Giant Shimano, having to pull out Marcel Kittel, who was on a one way path for the sprinters jersey and a few more stage wins, due to a cold.
It is safe to say that all of those that made the trip to the Amgen are very pleased with themselves at this moment.
However, it looks like this race might have already been won, by Bradley Wiggins. Who absolutely destroyed the time trial, winning by over 40 seconds on the next man down.
It has definitely been interesting to see what has been happening not just with the racing, but lots of new tech gear has been presented at these races.
Specialized have a new Tarmac, Bell has a new helmet, but the big shocker was Sram electronic. With Shimano running the gambit on the electronic shifting, Sram definitely needed to put their version on the market if they wanted any chance of competing. Well, a little friendly competition is good for the soul and good for our pocket books too. I’m thinking we should see some prices come down a tad since there are now two players competing for the business.