Me ‘n’ J.G.
The skinniest-and-freakiest man in cyclocross has been busy putting the finishing touches on his inaugural ProTour road season, while getting his feet wet on the ‘cross circuit. John Gadret is one of only two riders (Enrico Franzoi of Lampre being the other) who has let it rip in 2006 in the Spring Classics, a Grand Tour, Fall Classics, and the Euro ‘cross circuit. His initial forays into cyclocross this Fall seem a bit subpar, maybe he got even freakier-lean to rock the hills (on the road) at the expense of raw power necessary for ‘cross, but there’s plenty of ‘cross to come…
|Superprestige #1 - Ruddervoorde||Ruddervoorde, Belgium||Gadret did not show his face. What?…Just a wee bit tired after Lombardia? Roger De Vlaeminck would have made the trip. In fact, he probably would have hopped in a car in Como and driven himself overnight from Italy to Belgium. Kids today are so soft.|
|Giro di Lombardia||Como, Italy||34th @ 4:03|
|Giro dell’Emilia||Bologna, Italy||11th @0.38|
|Cyclocross World Cup #1||Aigle, Switzerland||25th @ 3.04|
|Vlaamse Houtlandcross Eernegem||Eernegem, Belgium||17th @ 3.09|