Tuesday, May 18, 2010

tribute tuesdays: andre greipel

This week, we pay respect to a man that you'll be hearing tons more about in the near future, Andre Greipel.  Greipel first came under my radar this year when he dominated the Tour Down Under - taking first overall & first for the sprinter's jersey.  The man is a beast, in fact nick-named the Gorilla, with considerable size, rage and tenacity in the flats.  I have to say that he's been fun to watch in the Giro this year, and he's been holding in the top 15 GC consistently.  As of late, he's been riding for HTC Columbia, and with reason - 2009 put him second only to teammate Mark Cavendish in regards to season wins - 20 for Greipel.  Over the past two seasons, he's been proving that he can win races & not just stages - unlike the evil Mark Cavendish.  Keep an eye out for him if HTC let's him race the Tour de France.


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