Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Championnat du monde 2008



11 comments:

buzban said...

I hadn't seen the end of this race yet... very impressive. Watching Ballan really has me thinking about position and cadence!

noslo said...

Ballan looks like he was fired out of a rocket launcher! That was one of the most blistering attacks I've seen in a long time. Awesome.

Gary
http://cowbelltolls.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

brilliant. i could watch that all day long.

Nicolas Andres Ibarra said...

beautiful set up. love it.

Andrew said...

His back is so low and flat! He puts so much time into the group so quickly...no wonder he looks like he's about the puke for the last minute or so!

Mark said...

I'll echo what noslo said: he just shot outta the pack with an absurdly powerful attack. He EARNED that rainbow jersey!

Great footage!

bullcitybiker said...

I love hearing the home crowd erupt when he attcks. It must've given Ballan goose bumps.

Carp said...

This is one of the most bad ass and sweet attacks I've seen in a while. Unfortunately for me, I just finished reading "A Dog in a Hat" by Joe Larkin and I couldn't help but wonder, did Ballan buy the race like in the races in the late 80's and early 90's? Maybe that is less common now a days (like doping, right?)
My suspicion is that there were no deals made and he won it based soley on his own legs and the fact that two teamates were in tow in the chase but I can't help but wonder...

Carp said...

I think that damn book ruined me for a while (although I just finished it yesterday).

No One Line said...

What an attack! Thanks so much for sharing!

acquiesce808 said...

tutto solo!