Ca va ? What does the '0' stand for in 02:30 ? "Oh my God, it's early!"
Four hours sleep, as Barry White would say; "it's just not enough!"
It's 14:19 and we're on the motorway, near Metz; we just got lost - no excuses, but the signage is grim.
Today is ‘D Day’ for Alex Rasmussen, will JV let him put pen to paper and welcome him back to the Garmin fold? Or will the man from Odense and his manager have to go back to the drawing board to get the talented Dane back in the peloton?
Whilst Leipheimer, Danielson, Zabriskie and Vande Velde will soon be back on the scene having served six months off season suspensions for being involved in the Armstrong blood doping, EPO and testosterone scandal, Rasmussen continues to suffer into his third interrupted season after his well-documented ‘whereabouts’ indiscretions.
The way the UCI has handled the case would be laughable, if it had not been so tragic for the versatile and likeable Dane.
Once again VeloVeritas finds itself in the 'emperor's new clothes' situation-last year at the Worlds, we were about the only ones to point out that Brad heaving his bike after a mechanical in the TT was not particularly good patter.
Are we the only ones to observe that Alberto Contador is hardly a muscular prologue blaster and at 38 years-of-age, Big Tex isn't exactly the ideal age to be a prologue specialist either?