• Anthony Little
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  • April 26, 2011
  • journal, Uncategorized

Hi there! OK, it’s been a while since a post here, but there has really not been much time and frankly I’ve been too smoked! I really wanted to make sure to get a few pictures posted of the Giro de Sardinia race that we’re doing right now with Assos…
I’ll try to get another posting up tomorrow going through one day here. It’s amazing the job that Assos is doing here. This is a pretty major undertaking and due to them I’ve had one of the best experiences ever on a bike, also one if not the hardest experience! So again, to all the guys and girls at Assos, THANK YOU!

 

Malcolm Elliot getting a pre-race rub down prior to Stage 2. Malcolm is amazing on the bike, super chill, great to talk to with and did I mention SUPER fast?! It’s been great getting to know him a bit as well as all the other people who are doing the trip with Assos.

 

One of those other guys is Olympic silver medalist Franco Marvulli who’s been an Assos team guy for a long time now. Like Malcolm, super friendly and super fast! He’ll be racing in Minneapolis on the track this June I believe, if you are in the area you really need to go watch him race. Make sure to say hi from AC as well…

Stage 2, picture from one of the Assos follow cars. This is about 43km into the 150km stage. I’ll go more into detail about how fast these stages start in the next post, but we can just say it was FAST. Oh, and nervous. And yes, windy and wet… The climb itself was really not that bad, but at the speed the leaders were going it didn’t need to be. As such, I was dropped halfway up but the race is big enough that you’ll find a group to suffer with eventually…

After we crested the main climb we had a lot of this; up and down. Beautiful roads, cyclists that know how to handle a bike, FULL ROAD CLOSURES, etc…

OK, sorry for any spelling errors, bad punctuation etc, but I’m smoked and kinda don’t care right now! 🙂 Just had a massage so I’m tired and hungry again! We have a team meeting in about an hour to go over the stage tomorrow (a 40km team time trial) and then dinner. Will be back with a more detailed post hopefully tomorrow, if not, soon! If you have any questions about bikes or anything actually going on back in California, give Kalara, Woody, Ralf or Kris a shout!

 

Thanks for reading…