Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Paolo Bettini

10 comments:

Eric Silva said...

I hope everybody caught the Gerolsteiner rider bumping the guard rail at the apex of the turn at 0:45 remaining. Wow.

Nico said...

That's Bettini giving it everything he has to secure the win in the name of his recently deceased brother while wearing the World's jersey. Look at the emotion pour from him as he crosses the line. Beautiful racing.

Radio Freddy said...

Check out Wegmann's expressions from deep inside the pain cave.

Mike Starr said...

One of the best races of '06. He was on some sort of perfect day where nobody could touch him, going up or down.

Silas said...

Wegmann goes so deep, including risking everything on that descent.

Bettini outclassed everyone that day by a mile though...First rider to win worlds and Lombardy in the same season since Tom Simpson (correct me if I'm wrong)

Diablo Scott said...

That was an awesome race by "Il Campioncino"

What kind of gesture is that Panaria guy making at 1:22?

ad11 said...

Does anyone have this race on DVD? I would love to get a copy if possible.

Radio Freddy said...

diablo - I am not sure of the gesture. If I were to guess it is probably something like: "Il Grillo is too strong, he carries the power of the rainbow stripes and he is fueled by raw emotion. I am going back to the team car for a ride back to the hotel". At least, that it is what I would have said.

ad11 - I have looked and looked and it seems it is not available from the usual sources. European live feed collectors would be the only place I can think of.

jg said...

Oscar Camenzind won worlds and Lombardy in 1998, though he doesn't have much credibility these days...

Anonymous said...

diablo scott,

The Paneria guy looks to be either making a gesture to express that they better chase, OR that the guys at the front are going a bloc.