What I learned about racing, ironman, and Belgian cycling
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tyler-Leopard-Trek leave Giro after tribute
It is somewhat ironic that Wouter Weylandt won Stage 3 of the Giro last year. This year, Stage 3 ended his life. Today's stage was neutralized and became a tribute to the rider who many remember as a friend and confidant. Tyler Farrar, Wouter's training partner rode over the finish line alongside the Leopard Trek team in a final tribute to the Belgian sprinter. Tomorrow neither Tyler nor the Leopard-Treks will start Stage 5. They are heading home.
Tyler and the Leopard-Treks in a final tribute to Wouter
I am in active endurance racing, both running and cycling. I am a USAC Level 2 power-certified coach.
My athletic "career" started late, and first I took up cycling. Later I switched to running because of time constraints and job demands. After another break I finally got "serious" about 7 years ago. I started competing in endurance triathlons and managed to improve continuously. I finished several endurance events including 11 iron distance races. I qualified for and ran the Boston marathon three times. Three times I missed a Hawaii Ironman slot by a narrow margin.