Monday, April 19, 2010

Sports News

Last night team lotto's Phillipe Gilbert put in a ferocious last minute attack to win the 2010 edition of the 259km Amstel Gold race in the Netherlands. Cadel Evans featured in the last stages of the race and rode strongly to finish in the top 15. Tasmania's Wes Sulzberger started the race but did not appear to finish.

On twitter, Launceston's Richie Porte is reporting that he will race the upcoming Tour of Romandie starting on April 27 and then the 3 week long Giro d' Italia which starts on May 8. If Porte does start the Giro, by my reckoning he will be the 3rd? 4th? Tasmanian behind Michael Wilson, Wes Sulzberger and Matt Goss(?) to ride a "Grand Tour". The 3 Grand tours being the tours of France, Spain and Italy.
Quite an achievement.

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