Don’t Speed

30May11

Yesterday, after a hard week of training, I raced my first Dutch Crit. Firstly it has been so nice to race with a group of guys the genuinely love to race and ride bikes. We are starting to race well as a team and understand where our strengths and weakness are as individuals and as a team.

I ended up 8th after missing the break (again!).

Tomorrow the team and I are racing Gullegem. There is going to be a lot of starters on the line. I am taking a punt at over 250. Among those will be Phillipe Gilbert, Tom Boonen and there are rumors that Thor Hushovd will be there. I am betting they are all quivering at the thought of racing Nick Mitchel… Maybe not.

2009 Gullegem. Silence Lotto bus in the background

Gullegem Pre Race from Nico from Nick Mitchell on Vimeo.

If you aren’t a massive fan of cycling you might not understand this next paragraph but to finish off:

A guy called Alberto won a race in Italy yesterday. I am not going to comment on him or the fact that he is still racing. Instead I will talk about driving a car on a road. If the speed limit is 60km/hr and you are going 61km/hr you are speeding and you should be fined. The authorities don’t care if your speedo is faulty and was reading 59km/hr. They don’t care if you thought you could go 80km/hr and therefore you thought you were well under the limit. The rule is that you can go 60km/hr and no faster. The only thing I have to add on this is that as an athlete, for the greater good of competitive sport, you are responsible for what is in your system. It doesn’t matter how it gets there.

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2 Responses to “Don’t Speed”

  1. 1 Youngy

    Nice work Mitchy – love the blog mate. keep it going! Does our weekend ride to Portsea and back at a snappy 31km/hr intimidate you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 2 Little bITCH

      Would have been faster but we had to wait for Big Mick a few times…


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