Friday, April 23, 2010

Sacralisation? Huh? Cyclingnews lost its mojo yonks ago but... wha?

Why would Philippe Gilbert look to fuse his lumbar vertebrae? Is this a strange new cycling technique? And does it work?

OK, they mean sanctification in a general, non-religious form of confirmation and elevation, but gee, couldn't they choose less ambiguous words?

Preview - Liège - Bastogne - Liège |
Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) could re-form his old partnership with Evans to take on the Schlecks. He is looking for victory on home roads, sacralisation as the best all-around classics rider in the world and even a few UCI World Ranking points so he can end the spring as the world's number one. Gilbert also needs to save Belgian pride. No rider from the home nation has won the race since the late Frank Vandenbroucke in 1999.