Get back on the bike

So it looks like it might rain and it’s still winter, technically. You’re feeling a bit tired because, well, wasn’t it Christmas last month, almost. Well if you need a bit of inspiration to get back ‘on it’ try this beautiful film from Matt Blandford. Lido Domenichelli is a 73 year old resident of Quarrata, Italy. He still cycles up to 200 km a week in the hills around the town.


I was in my shorts before the credits rolled.



Lo Scugno (English subtitles) from Matt Blandford on Vimeo.


Shack del Sol

Team RadioShack has finished with four riders in the top 10 to win the Teams Classification in the Vuelta a Andalucía (Ruta Ciclista del Sol), with team mate Markel Irizar the overall winner having maintained his 1 second advantage over Belgian’s Jurgen Van den Broeck in the final, fifth stage to Antequera; making this his third victory in seven years of pro riding.
Team Manager Johan Bruyneel sees the victory as vindication of his decision to race Irizar following criticism that his inclusion was based on the fact that the Basque rider is, like Team RadioShack’s legendary Lance Armstrong, a testicular cancer survivor. Bruyneel put the record straight with his understated comment, “We took Markel because he was a good rider!”