Friday, July 08, 2005

I Thought Magnus Had One

Magnus Backstedt
Originally uploaded by sethsdisciple.
The pic has Magnus Backstedt getting beat at the line by Robbie McEwen. Magnus is in the middle.

Being 6'5", it is hard not to cheer for the 6'4" (1.93m) Swede. I love hearing the announcers talk about the "immense" rider, especially his massive 200 lb frame. 200 lbs, HA!

That mass makes him a great rider on the flat stages with all of the long term power it provides (though I was surprised at how well he sprinted today, but things broke his way a little bit).

But god help him when the roads head up. He's got to haul that extra 60-70 lbs up the big mts. So, it was good to see him at the front today, and we'll hope he's back there when the roads flatten out again.


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