Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Hero of The Week: Ian Stannard
Seriously, he rode like a trooper in the atrocious weather at Milan-San Remo. When the finishing sprint comes, look at the state of Peter Sagan's legs, look at how slowly he winds up the power, he's got no strength left. That's from chasing Stannard's repeated attacks. Well, that and riding 300kM. Here we are, less than a week later, and who is it powering the breakaway at Dwaars door Vlandeeren? Ian Stannard again. Hard as nails and totally fucking relentless. It's like having Sean Yates back in the peloton, except without the earring, dodgy dye job and dubious acquaintances.