Friday, December 19, 2008

1993 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

5 comments:

Stan said...

Yikes! Rominger sat on his wheel the last two K. Certainly though, he did a tremendous amount of courageous work to get to that point. This reminds me of the final chapter in Krabbe's book.

How do the writers at BKW wrestle with this ever-present tactical necessity in cycling? Does sprinting past from your breakaway companions at the line after doing less work then them diminish the glory of your win? Is there such a thing as true 'panache', or is every victory gained because one rider took advantage of another?

Uncle Bob said...

Listening to Flemish is confusing. My brain keeps feeling that it ought to be able to understand it...

ikiro said...

You're soo right Uncle Bob, even I that live 25km away can't understand a word from it. 'Though it makes feel I want to assembly a cupboard or something like that http://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/catalog/categories/series/09063/

Serge Cornelus said...

Gee, uncle Bob. I am Flemish and even I don't understand a word of what is being said.:-) My guess, however, Ikiro, is that this footage came from Danish (and not Swedish) tv, but I could be totally wrong too. Anyway: Jan Nevens? Must admit I had totally forgotten about him. Should he read this: my apologies!

jason said...

Uh Stan, Rominger lost the sprint to Sorenson...