Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Let's hear it for the boy...

Yeah, let's here it for this man:

[Video taken from the amusing Lanterne Rouge blog.]

There he is, the Tour's real winner: Kenny van Hummel, the clear favorite for the 2009 Lanterne Rouge. Sure, the video above is from a couple of days ago, but it does give a sense of just what kind of riding is going on at the back of the pack. (Or, way off the back, as the case may be.)

For a better look check out this CyclingNews article, in which van Hummel shows himself to be both a competitor and a good sport. Chapeau!


co2cycle said...

Kenny is becoming a minor celebrity. He definitely appeals to the regular guy out there because we can identify with that drive to keep on going and finish--DFL over DNF! Plus, he's not totally Eurotrashed-out.

DukePirate said...

Alas, he just crashed and dropped out. I hope I didn't jinx him.