Saturday, June 17, 2006

Freire's audacity reminds me of Anderson

3-time World Road Champion Oscar Freire's audacity and skill in bunny-hopping a median strip to get a gap on his breakaway companions - and win - reminds me of Phil Anderson pulling a similar stunt in a one day race oh so many years ago. Cyclingnews reported: Five kilometres from Ascona, Freire displayed some superb skills to bunny-hop a median strip with apparent ease and leapfrog to the other side of the road, catching his three companions by total surprise, who could only turn their heads in amazement, looking like a trio of stunned mullets.

This is the Tour de Suisse folks. Only a few weeks left before the real excitement starts. Aussie Michael Rogers was in the break but was swallowed up up the chasing pack. GC is Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir leading, Jorg Jaksche (Ger) W├╝rth 2nd, Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team 3rd. Cadel Evans is 18th, about 5mins back.

Meanwhile Baden Cooke was 4th in yesterday's stage of the Elektrotoer. And a stack of Aussies including Wilson and Chadwick doing well in Tour de Beauce.

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