Monday, May 26, 2008

A Coming of Age

By: Graham Watson

Alberto Contador passed a major challenge today in his quest to win the Giro d’Italia. Following a few days of uncertainty as to the way Contador was riding, and not withstanding his excellent performance yesterday, all eyes were on him to pull of a great ride to silence any doubts about his right to lead the race. Contador did this with great panache, pulling further away from Riccardo Ricco, Gilberto Simoni and Marzio Bruseghin – probably the only men capable of causing Contador any grief in what remains of this race.

Franco Pellizotti may have won the stage, but Contador has sent a message to his rivals that he’ll be a tough nut to crack in the remaining days - today was a major pressure test, and Contador came through it with full marks.

Contador is still so young that, until today, I felt I had yet to see him at his maximum output. Then the little man came pedalling up the steepest part of the climb, his body language leaving little doubt he was at his very limit, his face creased with the effort he was making, his bared teeth flaring from a wide-open mouth.

Contador will feel very good about himself when he falls asleep tonight, for this was a performance he really wanted to make, as much as anyone else wanted him to make it for them.

A much needed day off beckons, Tuesday, followed by two quieter days, then the three final stages of the Giro – and they’re all very, very difficult!


tom said...

I started to use Viagra I tried Cialis. I got in to a pharmacy to Buy Viagra and Buy Cialis, I intended to Buy Cialis or maybe Cheap Viagra I decided to Buy Levitra at Cheap Levitra site. I got to an online pharmacy to Buy LipitorHydrocodone medications as Cheap Vicodin and its related Cheap Hydrocodone I will continue Buy Hydrocodone I went to the doctor to Buy Oxycodone I in a online pharmacy to Oxycodone I'll try to Vicodin it cost much less Buy Valium I think it as the same effect as Buy Vicodin it is easy to Buy Hydrocodone I can also Hydrocodone my doctor advise me Vicodin I started a diet, and going to Phentermine and Buy Phentermine I also Buy Acomplia and Buy Vicodin I went in for a physical the doctor told me I can soma and Buy Ultram pain medication Buy Oxycontin is a derivative of opium as Buy Valium I also have sleeping problems I tried Xanax It is better to use online pharmacy to Xanax and Buy Xanax I'll try to Buy Ambien I originally take Ambien, since I used internet to Ambien I recommend some sites Buy Percocet pain reliever as well as Buy Xenical also
Buy Adipex and Buy Zolpidem. also Viagra and Cialis and Levitra and Cialis last Viagra and Buy Viagra and Buy Viagra good health!

tom said...

Play Roulette and Roulette also Casino finest Casinos games Slots U can play Slot experience Slots play Slot most advanced Slots card games Texas Holdem Poker and Poker Online and Online Poker and Poker and Poker world's leading Blackjack and Blackjack selection of Casinos Online sites Casinos Stop searching Online Casinos go Play Casino Online safe & secure Casino Onlinelive 24/7 Casinos sites Online Casino generous deposit bonus Blackjack join the No Deposit Casino most trusted Play Casino real money Casino Online fantastic atmosphere Online Casino feel the buzz of a live Casino Las Vegas Casino Huge jackpots Casino attractive Casinos most professional Casinos o multiplayer Casino quick cash outs Casino play 21 Blackjack all limits Slots largest tournament Casino Online sit-n-go Online Casino bet Casino Free and Play Poker also Holdem Poker and Poker Games and Casino Poker and Online Roulette and Play Roulette and Slot Machine and Free Slots and Black Jack and Black Jack and Online Blackjack also Free Poker & Play Poker Online and Poker Bonus and Casino Games and more