Sunday, May 1, 2011

Waiting for the Giro

Cadel Evans, the soon-to-be oldest winner of the Tour de France, showed his mettle in the lesser and close-to-home Tour of Romandie. Cadel had won an earlier edition in 2006. Before winning the 2011 Tour the Australian plans to show his commitment by winning the Dauphiné Liberé. Ben Swift of Team Sky won the sprint in the final stage.

Meanwhile, Belgian team coach Carlo Bomans took both Philippe Gilbert and Tom Boonen to Copenhagen, Denmark to reconnoiter the world championship course. Mr Bomans called the course the easiest since Zolder -too easy for Gilbert- and described the slightly-uphill finish as similar to the one in Gent where Steegmans outsprinted Tom Boonen. So much for moral support from the coach. Boonen was unfazed and declared himself a favorite.

Here are a few more pictures of the AC guys on training rides around Tongeren, Belgium:

And here is a picture of Jupiler's new drink for men called FORCE. A brewed, alcohol-free soda in a can. I have to admit that I like the taste. Finally there is a picture of a perfectly poured Westmalle trappist, a more commonly consumed beverage for men in the land of the Belgae.

Jupiler FORCE

Westmalle Tripel

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