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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Jens is the MAN!

I love Jens Voigt's attacking style of riding. Jens also works well for his teammates and selflessly pulls the whole peleton when needed. The thing I also love about Jens is that he also takes advantage when given the chance to shine himself. Here's some of his major wins.

2 stages, Tour de France (plus several days in yellow)
2001 Grand Prix des Nations
1999, 2004 Critérium International
2005 Tour Méditerranéen
2005 LuK Challenge

It also looks like Jens will win the 2006 Tour of Germany (Deutschland Tour). Jens finished with the lead group on both mountain stages (including winning stage 6), and he won today's stage 7 38km TT. Jens has dominated Leipheimer, Vino and all other contenders in Germany. The finish of stage 6 was amazing. Jens and a Lampre rider were momentarily dropped by Leipheimer and Kashechkin with 2km to go. Jens then pulls the other rider and himself back up to Levi and Kashechkin when the grade lessens. He catches them in a tunnel with 1km to go, and the tunnel is lit only by the lights of the photographers' motorbikes. The lighting effect was cool. Kashechkin tries to attack and neither he or Levi have anything left. Jens comes to the front, leads the four remaining riders towards the line and outsprints them all to the finish. It looked like he was in tremendous pain and dropped, and then he outkicked them all to the finish. It was amazing! I watched the finish twice on cycling.tv last night it was so good. Jens is the MAN! (in Germany)

1 Comments:

At August 08, 2006 8:34 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Hmmm, a German winning a German tour with extra time to spare, winning a TT which he's never done and hanging in the mountains, which he can barely do.

Must be the German beer.

Maybe the tour next year, if they pre-disqualify enough guys...

Just kidding, Hammerson, he is a great guy and he motivated Dirt to hammer on Sunday.

 

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