At last we come to the racing. The time of the transfer rumors has passed, and the team rosters brim with hope and expectations. The sponsors have signed the dotted lines, and the riders have had their off-season fun posing with girlfriends, dolphins, and the occasional fast car. Team kits unveiled, new bikes presented, rumors dispelled. It’s over now, the off-season pageant of half-baked rumors, fashion failures, and assorted disasters.
Now we get down to the real business of bike racing, where a nice kit and a pretty smile will only get you so far, which really isn’t so far at all. The cobbles…. read the rest.