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.’
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