Friday, September 11, 2009

Ryder!


First Canuck to win a grand tour stage since Steve Bauer did it at the Tour in 1988. How sweet is that?

This helped Gilles (aka Mike's other team) to a big stage win. Having 2nd place finisher David Garcia didn't hurt either. It's 365 points for the RRR recruit. The FGBC, however, rounded out the podium. The Fraggle picked up 225 points and Jonny G was right behind with 220. The Impaler and El Españolito both laid big fat goose eggs.

Halberto still leads a very close overall race. And Olli is still second, at 75 points back. But Paul V has moved into third place. He's just 10 points behind Olli.

Full results here.

13 comments:

KK said...

9/11- Ryder's Rad Ride

sweeeeet

Duece said...

yes,

extremely sweet. I wonder if his form will translate into further results at the worlds?

has anyone found video of the last few minutes? Apparently it was a great finale.

KK said...

You should be able to stream the entire stage from universalsports.com if SA censorship officials haven't firewalled the site.

Or jsut wait for some to post to youtube...if SA censorship officials haven't firewalled the site.

The Dark Lord said...

http://www.steephill.tv/vuelta-a-espana/

PaddyH said...

Dallas will shit a brick when I tell him tonight.

'just finished my stint at one of the Aid Stations for Lost Souls, Dallas came thru mile 12 in the top 20(100k and 100milers started together) he looked well early on...We should be on his last lap of 54km around 10pm tonight, time for a nap...

Tom K said...

It was just a matter of time for our very own Canuck mtb-er come roadie racer! Very Nice Ryder!!

You can watch the last kms covered in English by worldcyclingchannel 1 on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIhQrK8BqYI

He really had to dig deep and pulled it off at the end ... like he was the vet ... slick!

Tom K said...

Oh ya ... Go Dallas!

Keep us posted Paddy and have fun.

PaddyH said...

Dallas came thru to start his second lap around 4MST, was told he was in good spirits, I'm heading over to the Start/Finish in about an hr to help him thru the last lap, hopefully he can get'r done b/f the sun comes up, send good mojo his way!


mangott

The Dark Lord said...

So, how did it go?

PaddyH said...

we just got home, Dallas finished in about 29.5 hours(at 1:30pm MST) I got him out on his last 54km lap at 3am...he had a tough race, but he rocked it nonetheless, and is now in a coma...I gotta go get his gear at the aid stations then I finally get some shuteye(up since 5:30am yesterday)

Tom K said...

Big Props to Dallas `Never stop unless you drop` Sigurdur!!!

Thanks for that Paddy, BZ to you for giving great support to a bud! Y`ve earned a FBC Brown before rack`n for sure ...

mhandsco said...

I keep think I'm not reading this right; did Paddy "just" run a marathon to "help" Dallas run four marathons in a row?

WTF??

The Dark Lord said...

That is awesome, you guys. My knees are hurting just thinking about it.