Wednesday, February 24, 2010

dream team

if i didn't ride for Bull City Cycling (and occasionally Duke), i'd probably wouldn't ride for the following team, but it could be an interesting one. ladies and gentlemen, i present you with my entry to this year's Fort Garry Bicycle Club Spring Classics Pool. My theme was to pick riders from the most obscure European cycling countries in each tier.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
Martin Elmiger (Switzerland)
Matti Breschel (Denmark)
Oscar Freire (Spain)
Peter Velits (Slovakia)
Yauheni Hutarovich (Belarus)
Aleksandr Kuschynski (Belarus)
Martin Velits (Slovakia)
Alexander Kolobnev (Russia)

obviously, Spain isn't an obscure cycling country, but they don't have many strong classics riders, and there weren't too many other freaky countries for that one. Switzerland is small, especially when you exclude riders named Cancellara.

i think it actually has the chance to be a strong team in the "fantasy" pool, and probably the one with the most undervalued riders. if you think you can do better, enter your own team before this Saturday.


felonious said...

Pfft... Velits?

co2cycle said...

The Velits brothers will be like the Slovakian Schleck brothers. or at least the Super Mario Brothers. Also, after the dude from Belarus won men's freestyle ski jumping yesterday, I'm convinced that this team is rad.