Right now I sit here regretting a bit that I don't have a TV with Eurosport.
I have just read about how Ivan Basso triumphed big time on the second last stage of Giro d' Italia. I would have loved to follow this stage on TV.
I am really impressed by the way Ivan Basso has been riding in this Giro d' Italia, I like his style of riding and competing on bike. Miguel Indurain is still my favorite biker of all times, but Ivan Basso is also a very sympathetic rider.
I do really enjoy watching bike racing on TV, when I was still living on Lolland I followed Tour de France whenever I was able to, I guess my fascination of bike-racing is because it is the only sport that I have ever been really good at. I never really competed, but when I was on Nakskov Gymnasium I had something like 20 km. to school which I was riding on bike almost every day. I got in pretty good shape and could without much problems overtake the flocks of competition riders that I sometimes met or at least hang unto them without too much effort. I also biked some quite long distances a few times, I think I have done the trip from Lolland to Århus on one day about 10 times and a lot of other long trips also.
Another thing I enjoy about bike racing is the tactical part of it, especially in the long tours, the team structure of cycling is a very interesting and fascinating thing to me.
Now that I am at the topic I'd like to applaus Jens Voigt for the way he left the victory to Juan Manuel GaraÂte on yesterdays stage of Giro d' Italia because he didn't feel he deserved to win because he had only been hanging on to the break-away without participating. That was a truly big gesture and one of the bigger moments of this years Giro d' Italia in my book.