Just thinking about Sunday’s Milan-San Remo still gives us the shivers, so heaven alone knows what it must have been like for the riders. Here’s a nice video from Specialized that follows Omega Pharma-Quick Step through the day, including post-race thoughts from Mark Cavendish who battled on to secure a top-ten finish.
Enrico Gasparotto of one of the brand’s other sponsored teams, Astana, demonstrates a surprisingly colloquial command of English, but we’re afraid it’s ‘nul points’ for whoever translated the comments of one of the day’s main protagonists, Sylvain Chavanel, for the subtitles, with ‘Stannard’ somehow morphing into ‘Astana.’
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.