Friday, July 14, 2006

Discovery's Recovery


Papi-itchme like that! Jes!

On Today's Stage 12, 26 yr old Popi (Yaroslav Popovych) got into a break and won the stage. It is inspiring to see that this team is human. Instead of sulking for the rest of the tour, they remembered who they were and rose to champion this stage. Something we can all do when the going gets tough.

Discovery chased the first break, got Georgie in the 2nd, and Popi in the winning third. Popi gained 4+ minutes on his nine minute deficit to Floyd today.

During the OLN coverage Phil Ligget kept commenting on how Johan Bruyneel had stated they were now going to go for stage wins vs the tour. I say this to Phildo, listen to Johan closely...what he said was stage wins are what the team can go for at the minimum. Which means at the very least! At their best Popi could close his gap further get a podium placing or tour win. According to Popi, Burniee didn't say much yesterday, but this morning let them know it was a new day, and new tour for them. Burniee and Popi gave Discovery their well needed morale boost. Many things can still unfold. These boys are going to bake (its HOT out there)...and some will rise as tough cookies while others will be burnt toast.



Speaking of tough cookies...Monica and Hiroko! The Bellas have a plate full of them.


Meanwhile Phonak's challenge will be to defend Pimp Floyd and make sure none of his rivals keep gaining those precious tick tock ticks.

3 Comments:

At 9:06 AM, July 15, 2006, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

Popo and the last few Ks were so fun to watch yesterday...those attacks showed great instinct...

 
At 9:38 AM, July 15, 2006, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

thats freaky...

we posted at almost the same time...

 
At 9:38 AM, July 15, 2006, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

oops..that was me...Michael is hogging the log in again

 

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