Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Malliot Gris

From today's Velonews Paris-Nice report:

Wednesday’s weather-shortened stage into Aurillac was a tale of the oldest and the youngest at the 68th Paris-Nice.

The pack’s oldest rider, Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank), proved he’s still got the knockout punch at 38 by following a searing attack by Alberto Contador (Astana) over a short, but very steep second-category climb with 3km to go to sneak into the yellow jersey.

And the youngest rider, 20-year-old Peter Sagan (Liquigas), proved he can tangle with the big boys by winning out of a six-man group just a day after finishing second into Limoges.

“There’s a difference of 18 years between us,” a happy Voigt pointed out after taking the yellow jersey from Lars Boom (Rabobank). “If there’s a white jersey for younger riders, I think there should be a jersey for riders over 35. Call it the maillot gris.”

Oh,Jens! Thanks for being awesome.


co2cycle said...

awesome. in other news Linus "Owen" Gerdemann wins in Tirreno-Adriatico.

bikinghawk said...

Are you guys going to start "fake racing" this Tues so that the old and young around here can mix it up?

curveship said...

I'd like to compete for the Maillot Kreme, given to the top rider over 200 lbs.

I'm out for the Tuesday ride at least until July. Josie's got Taekwondo from 5 to 5:45, but I suspect some of the other folk will be there.

John Miles said...

"Josie's got Taekwondo from 5 to 5:45 [...]"


curveship said...


She got her "Jaune" belt two weeks ago.

And yes, yes I can turn any conversation into a conversation about my daughter.

John Miles said...

Clearly, she now needs a custom hula hoop. (see below)