I think that damn book ruined me for a while (although I just finished it yesterday).
This is one of the most bad ass and sweet attacks I’ve seen in a while. Unfortunately for me, I just finished reading “A Dog in a Hat” by Joe Larkin and I couldn’t help but wonder, did Ballan buy the race like in the races in the late 80′s and early 90′s? Maybe that is less common now a days (like doping, right?) My suspicion is that there were no deals made and he won it based soley on his own legs and the fact that two teamates were in tow in the chase but I can’t help but wonder…
I love hearing the home crowd erupt when he attcks. It must’ve given Ballan goose bumps.
I’ll echo what noslo said: he just shot outta the pack with an absurdly powerful attack. He EARNED that rainbow jersey!
His back is so low and flat! He puts so much time into the group so quickly…no wonder he looks like he’s about the puke for the last minute or so!
beautiful set up. love it.
brilliant. i could watch that all day long.
Ballan looks like he was fired out of a rocket launcher! That was one of the most blistering attacks I’ve seen in a long time. Awesome.