Monday, September 26, 2011
Congrats to Cav
The road course for the World Championship, held in Copenhagen this past weekend, was tailor-made for the sprinters, and Mark Cavendish is the dominant sprinter of the current era, which made him the prohibitive favorite to win the gold medal. And he did not disappoint. His Great Britain teammates kept up a vicious pace that was designed to deter attacks from the likes of Cancellara and Gilbert. And Cav out-sprinted Matt Goss and Andrei Greipel for the win. The only "surprise" among the top finishers was fabulous Fabian Cancellara, a non-sprinter, who nearly pipped Greipel at the line for the bronze. But in this race only the top place on the podium matters. The winner will be conspicuous in the peloton throughout the next year wearing the World Champion's jersey in all (non-TT) road races.