Criteriums, a man of my acquaintance describes criteriums thus; ‘a bunch of guys turn up, they ride round in circles for an hour, one of ‘em wins then everyone goes home.’
Very true, but a night hanging over the barriers in a nice borders town under the spring sunshine with your amigos whilst catching up with old friends sure beats watching the soap operas.
Usually the first task at any pro race is to critique the hardware, but on this occasion we were under strict instructions that we had to visit the CAMS-Basso bikes ladies team.
A spanking new replacement Pinarello; so naturally John wanted CAMS ‘bigged up.’
I can’t argue with that.