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Friday, August 8, 2008

update: 2:35 PM Beijing Time: Cool Showers

Aren't these shower thingies cool?

With 5 laps to go in the 2008 Olympics RR Sastre is in the lead the pelaton is + 5'15". In Sastre's group is Freire, McCartney, Kirchen, Gerrans, and (I think Cancellera) It's hard to tell who is who and the live commentary feed is down or something.

I like those funky shower things they get to ride through. Man it looks hot and nasty over there. The air is just an icky looking gray. The climb looks pretty challenging. This last climbing portion is 7 24 k circuits. 

Where are the Schlecks?? Levi?? Christian?? I saw Cuddles a bit back. 

12 comments:

Helen said...

Race radio is apparently very sketchy- reporting wrong stuff left right and central. Cancellara isn't in the break, he'll be resting up for the TT. Sastre, Voigt and Kirchen are definitely in the break, seen them with my eyes. And Kreuziger too.

Schlecks are in the peloton, Andy was riding near Valverde. Not quite as interesting as I'd hoped but it should get better.

Predictions? I think the break might get dragged in, don't think Bettini will be happy at missing it...

It's 7.46am here so not quite so bad for me! Happy viewing :P

Maggie said...

Did Freire just go off the back end of the lead group? I think it was him

Helen said...

I have no idea- I'm trying to multi-task, watching Eurosport and listening to the commentary incase they actually tell me anything I don't know [they're trying to introduce newbies to the rules etc], use cyclingnews.com to see what i can get, write my own on-going updates blog and eat breakfast :P I wasn't aware Freire was in the lead group, just Sastre who's chilling out, reading a magazine. Oh wait, he's just not helping :P

Helen said...

90% Humidity :| That's just taking the piss! I think I just spotted CVV looking comfy in the peloton..

Maggie said...

Relatively cool over there right now if what the video says is right. 26 C, but 90 % humidity. Yikes! 2 more guys just got ditched from the main group. Ukraine and Belarus?

I have NO audio...sucks to be me.

Maggie said...

Shit- they're ahead not behind. I can't tell what the hell is happening. Oh well. I can youtube it later for more analysis.

Helen said...

Erm nip onto my blog if you want? I'm doing live updates as i can. But eurosport just cut our coverage [which we've barely had any of] to show some shooting. This wasn't scheduled. I hate them! I have audio but its pointless cos the commentators have no race radio to go on, only the photos and without team jerseys its harder to spot riders.

Maggie said...

oh no- looks like Jason McCartney is going off the back end. Maybe no US medal. Pelaton is +3 something

Maggie said...

This is possibly the most boring race I have ever seen.

Maybe it's cuz it's 3:300 AM here and I should be asleep

Helen said...

No, it's not really very interesting so far, probably won't be until the last lap.
Bless, yeah when you're tired this looks more boring.

emma said...

Andy rocked.

Maggie said...

Is that Christian VdV or Levi riding through the shower?

Anybody know? I can't tell. Think it's Levi.