3.24.2013

Criterium International 3: a taste of Tour de France

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Serious stuff today in Corsica and the weather isn't good: coudy and windy... lets hope it doesn't rain. Hard climbs and triky descents in the menu, a breathtaking landscape and a victory as a dessert. BMC and Sky seem the best placed for it but in such a stage you can't exclude something mad and audacious. 
The offial site is here 
http://www.letour.fr/us/homepage_courseCRI.html 
and here
http://www.cyclingfans.com/node/7265 
you have all ifos about the coverage. France 3 shows the race live :)
Race starts at 11.50 am and finishes about 4.45 pm.
As far as Andy, this would be a day for him in normal conditions but conditions just begin to get normal so I expect a good ride and nothing more. I expect especially an improvement in the descent: don't lose the wheels of the peloton. A basic goal but you only build on basis. 
Yesterday Andy demonstrated he can do a decent ITT. Who was there said he looked very very concentrated but I already saw that in Tirreno: it isn't commitment that is missed but still a little bit of selfconfidence. After yesterday ITT I think that confidence is back. Step by step he's on the right track. 
Time to tune on CritInt. Good luck!
PS
Today is also Gent-Wevelgem - shortened for snow and still very hard because of cold and ice - and the last stage of Volta a Catalunya - good weather there at least! Busy day for cycling fans :)

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