13.8lbs as photographed. Feathery!
Originally on Bike Radar.
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Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) won the opening stage of l’Eurometropole Tour ahead of Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma – QuickStep) and Maarten Wynants (Rabobank). The break of 7 riders crossed the line 39 seconds ahead of the peloton, lead by Robert Wagner (RadioShack-Nissan). Roelandts moves into the GC lead 9 seconds ahead of Keirsbulck, and 10 ahead of Wynants.
Photo from Cycling News.
Rigoberto Urán (Sky) won the Giro del Piemonte, taking the sprint victory in Biella, 6 seconds ahead of Luca Paolini (Katusha) and 7 seconds ahead of Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel – Euskadi).
Matthew Lloyd (Lampre-ISD), Carlos Quintero (Colombia-Coldeportes) and Oleg Berdos (Utensilnord-Named) formed the day’s break, soon opening up a 7 minute lead. They were eventually caught on the first the finishing circuit with 30km left to race. Paolini attacked and was tailed by Urán and Sergio Henao (Sky), Verdugo, Carlos Betancur (Acqua & Sapone) and Mauro Santambrogio (BMC). Urán attacked with Verdugo – Paolini bridged up to them, sparking one final attack from Urán to the line.
Photos from SteepHill.
Not bad! I just wish it was less cross-chained for the photo.
Originally on Pedal Room.
Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) took a solo won in Torino, finishing 15 seconds ahead of Diego Ulissi (Lampre – ISD) and 24 ahead of Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana).
Federico Rocchetti (Utensilnord Named) and Alfredo Balloni (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) formed the day’s first break, opening up an 8:30 gap by 60km. The gap was down to 1:30 with 25km left to race when Balloni attacked alone. Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-ISD) countered from the peloton on the first climb to the Superga – they held a 30 second lead approaching the final climb of the day. They were joined by Kessiakoff, Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Contador and Chris Anker Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank).
Photos from SteepHill.
Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) won the 251km Giro di Lombardia, taking a solo win in Lecco.
Romain Bardet (AG2R), Emanuele Sella (Androni), Steve Morabito (BMC), Stefano Locatelli (Colnago), Johan Esteban Chaves (Colombia), Alberto Losada (Katusha), Cristiano Salerno (Liquigas), Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank), Nicki Sörensen (Saxobank) and Federico Rocchetti (Utensilnord Named) formed the day’s break – after the Colma di Sormano, only Bardet and Losada were off the front. Back in the main group, Vinenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale), Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) and Rodriguez pushed the pace. Bardet continued on solo, increasing his lead to 50 seconds while a handful of riders in the peloton crashed on the descent. The group was brought back together just as Rui Costa (Movistar) placed an attack with 25km remaining. Sky and Lampre-ISD chased from behind. Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) began setting pace for Rodriguez’s final attack.
Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel – Euskadi) finished 2nd place 9 seconds down, while Rigoberto Uran (Sky) took 3rd.
Photo from SteepHill.
I’m been just stashing a bunch of pictures mostly because I haven’t had time to upload. Here are some.
Up on the roof at work.
Looking towards the Bay Bridge.
Air conditioning, or something.
The side of a building.
Grant Street, Moon Festival.
It wasn’t really cruising, but everything is always categorized under cruising with the CAAD5. A bit more brisk than I was thinking it was going to be out at the headlands, but still pretty decent weather near the top, above the fog. Lots of cars, tourists, and cyclists out on the road both in Marin and San Francisco. Glad I was able to get out on the bike and climb a bit!
Ran some stairs at lunch, and left at a decent hour to catch a flick with Tim and Andrew. Definitely not what we expected, but still fun getting out for a little while. Enjoy that Cinema4D, Tim. I expect to see some nicely shaded cubes very soon.