Appetite for destruction

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Since John Gadret let the world know today that he’s still amongst the living, I figured I should follow suit from my lengthy exile from the interwebs. For all the talk about how Cadel Evans felt at home on dirt, JG loves him some Tuscan slime just as much. Gadret is the only Giro rider who also rocked ‘cross worlds this year in Tabor, and if the freaky one had his way today I’m sure he’d have preferred an additional dash of uber cold and ice to really make everyone weep.

John Gadret flanked by a pair of Giro champs, Damiano Cunego and Stefano Garzelli. Photo by Sirotti.
John Gadret flanked by a pair of Giro champs, Damiano Cunego and Stefano Garzelli. Photo by Sirotti.

The last time Gadret rode the Giro was in 2006, and after showing some brilliant results in the mountains he unfortunately left in an ambulance after crashing out in stage 18. Perhaps he should heed the commentary of stage six winner Matt Lloyd who, when describing the destruction of the Giro’s opening week said with a laugh, “The beauty of this race is that even if you’re one and half hours behind at the end of the first week, you can still be in top five at the end.”

JG’s currently in 30th overall, 12:00 back. Let’s see how he does tomorrow after the Giro’s first summit finish…

Comments (3) to “Appetite for destruction”

  1. I was hoping Gadret’s appearance would prompt you to write - thanks for meeting expectations!

  2. yup, You were the person I thought of when that stage brought JG to the tv. Thanks for the blow by blow on the ATOC stage 2. I was there and got nearly zip, nada from the stage commentary at the finish line. But I got to see Bjarne at the bar afterwards!

  3. I turn to Bobkestrut for Gadret coverage and commentary after the skinny bald guy wins a Giro stage and………..Nothing. WTF?????

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