A New Season Underway

The Tour Down Under started today, sort of.  An unusual format to a stage race, a criterium that doesn’t count toward the overall standings, yet is still somehow part of the TDU.  Good thing they have the day off tomorrow to recover; you don’t want to push them that hard this early in the season.  I guess it’s also good that there’s no serious climbing stage.  Or time trial.  If there’s such a thing as an emphatic “meh”, then this race earns it.

I’m not here to hate on the race, not at all.  It’s good to have something to follow this time of year besides transfers, legal mumbo jumbo and other detritus.  Up until this year, the TDU was a prelude to the first race on the calendar I had genuine interest in, the Tour of California.  Sadly, I have to wait until mid-May for Cali.  All I have in February now is the GP Tom Boonen Tour of Qatar.  I’ll really be jonesing for Paris-Nice.

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  1. #1 by Roger Green on January 18, 2010 - 8:59 am

    So how does the kangaroo shift gears?

  2. #2 by mildstallion on January 20, 2010 - 9:54 am

    {Witty response here}

  3. #3 by Aaron on February 3, 2010 - 10:29 am

    ever so briefly, i thought that was a velociraptor on the bike. realizing it was a kangaroo kinda ruined it for me.

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