Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What a hump...

The only thing worse than taking a standardized test: watching people take a standardized test. 150 minutes of tedium and clock watching, interspersed with riveting bouts of watching students fill in bubbles on test forms. Oh, the humanity...

Gibo won the Zoncolan today, but it looks like il Killer di Spoltore has the Giro pretty well in hand. Journos are remarking that the competition seems to be much "tighter" this year and that when a rider puts in a big day of attacking, he seems "tired" from the effort the next day. Interesting. Could this be a sign of clean racing? What I found even more interesting in the little nuggets of info on the web is the fact that DiLuca doesn't wear a race radio. Instead, he prefers to "use his mind" to figure out tactics and to read the race! Simoni even said that DiLuca has a much sharper read on the races and is much more tactically intuitive. Well, happy day! Riders actually thinking for themselves in a race! I really hope the UCI gets rid of this radio nonsense, it has made racing so much less exciting. I yearn for the old days of riders thinking tactically on their own...

Two more days 'til the weekend. Tomorrow is the science EOG, the longest test of the three we are giving. Wish me luck, it's gonna be a long day...
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