Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bling takes another win in Europe

Nice to see that Michael 'Bling' Matthews is back to his winning ways. Meanwhile Cadel Evans returns this week to contest Romandie after quite a long break. Given that he is skipping the Giro this year presumably he'll be fresher than last year when he starts Le Tour. And if that doesn't go well he can always say he was underdone. Let's hope we see no need for any such excuses. 

Michael Matthews takes sprint victory in Rund um Köln
Michael Matthews (Rabobank) won the 95th edtion of the Rund um Köln (Tour of Cologne), the race traditionally held on Easter Monday each year, at the head of a bunch sprint. The Australian under-23 World champion outsprinted Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Leopard Trek) at the end of the hilly 203.5km race.

Cadel's Diary | Cadel Evans 2011 - The Official Site of Cadel Evans - World Champion 2009, Tour de France runner-up in 2007,2008.
From here, the focus of the pro cycling world shifts towards the stage races. And now, after a month of physio, recovery and lighter than planned training, I get ready to start back at an old favourite race of mine, Tour de Romandie.