TODAY'S VUELTA STAGE WAS NUTS. Remco make the break, and then goes off the front for hours. Hours! Before...
Yesterday, he lost 30 minutes.
He lost his chance to be a repeat winner...
... total humiliation.
Some would have packed their bags,
come up with a faux illness.
Plans go completely awry.
Remco's quote on twitter echoed my grandpappy's oft repeated advice...
... It's not the problem, it's how you handle it.
Why did he cry at the finish?
I can only guess...
- the pain of the massive effort
- the salvaging of the Vuelta by winning another stage
... but, I think it was really this.
To know, he had it in him to ride nearly solo for hours and claim 8 minutes back on the leaders, while everyone else is getting shelled out the back...
... that would truly hurt.
When tires are low,
the headwind strong,
and the plan totally fubar...
... we get up,
put our bibs on one leg at a time,
and ride like the wind, till we are free again.
Thanks for the reminder Remco,
I needed that.
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