Monday, February 13, 2012

Behind the peleton

Can you imagine what it's like cycling in 6 degrees weather at sea level with the wind gusting at more than forty miles an hour? It's probably a relief after coming down from the mountains. Last week at the bottom of our hill we encountered a full Spanish professional  cycling team getting their snacks from the team car. Yesterday we passed some Team Sky cyclists. I wonder who they are? Today we followed a professional cycling team down from France, Credit Mutuel, for what seemed like ages. The first car in our peleton was reluctant to pass the team car immediately behind the cyclists causing the driving to become pretty hairy. Eventually the wind really picked up dramatically slowing the cyclists and allowing  us to whiz by the entourage. After watching the colourful, lycra clad cyclists training in this weather I have a new appreciation for professional cyclists.

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