Sunday, July 19, 2009

cycling - the gentleman`s sport

I am starting to dislike Cavendish more and more. The feeling has been getting stronger with each stage. Cavendish is a bad loser and a dirty player.

Yesterday`s sprint at the finish line was a perfect example of this. The way he squeezed Hushovd in towards the fence had no place in a fair fight.
The TdF jury disqualified Cavendish from the stage even before the Cervelo team entered a complaint.

I have similar feelings for Mc Ewan, who is another of Hushovd`s "rivals", and fortunately not racing in this years TdF.
And it has nothing to do with the fact that both of these guys are in competition of the same coveted green jersey that I would love for Hushovd to be wearing at the ceremony in Champs-Èlysèes. They just dont`t play fair and "gentleman-like".

Maybe this will give Hushovd an extra drive to keep the green. He was quoted saying: "I get hungry (for the jersey) when they play dirty like this".

Hushovd now has 218 points - Cavendish 200 pts. - Rojas 126 pts.

Links to 2 articles in Dagbladet:

Cycling is a gentleman`s sport. Let`s keep it that way.

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