Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Not that we really care about RadioShack, honestly, it's just a bunch of guys dressed in coral and gray spandex.
But what is relevant, RadioShack is "the" American team that mainstream Americans are watching. Without them, who the hell cares about the Vuelta a Espana?
Yes, we do care, but you, the audience cares less.
At the start of the big race across Spain, Javier Guillén, race director said he was optimistic the 2010 edition grand tour would be “spectacular,” even though one of the possible reasons he snubbed RadioShack was to assuage Spain's biggest star and planned participant in the race, Alberto Contador of Team Astana.
But then Contador decided not to come either, and that left the 21-stage Vuelta and the Spanish equivalent of France's Tour de France now without most Spaniards watching the race.
Now the Vuelta is losing more riders, with the Saxo Bank team sending Luxembourg star Andy Schleck home for drinking last night, since drinking is apparently against their rules. Saxo Bank teammate Stuart O'Grady will also be going home, which means possibly now the Australians aren't going to be watching either just because they feel nationally snubbed. Although Schleck is not in first place --he's currently running 13th, his position in the cycling world, his performance in the Tour de France as second two years in a row, has made him a big star in his home country and elsewhere
Schleck said he was "responsible for my actions," though he added that he thought the decision by Team Saxo Bank boss Bjarne Riis was "too harsh."
Available for 69.90 Euros on the official Vuelta de Espana website.
But, for men only.
Full disclosure, BBB also has a continued interest in www.hotvelociti.com, but we have no problem calling out good design from other companies. Happens that the Custo model uses some of the exact same elements that Hotvelociti will be unveiling in 2011--all by coincidence, though the HV designs of this kind will be for women only.
And thanks dear Anonymous for the edit....That's what I get for being on the phone while I write.
Posted by Jen B at 7:21 AM