MMT has realised that he hasn’t been paying much attention to the world of competitive cycling over the Christmas break. It was only when he watched the end of stage 4 of the 2018 TDU, that he realised that Orica Scott/Greenedge/Bike Exchange had in fact changed name to Mitchelton-Scott, back in early December 2017. Its amused the hell out of MMT as the press announcement/PR is still be published on the Greenedgecycling domain name…huh??
Anyhow, sponsor naming confusion aside, well done Daryl Impey in winning the first UCI event of the year and the 20th edition of TDU, for whatever the hell your team is called this year 😉 Tell the truth I’m not sure how he did it, between Richie Porte’s now telegraphed attacks on Willunga Hill and Peter Sagan blowing up. Mind you, you had to feel for the European riders doing a stage race in the middle of a typical southern Australian heat wave. Well…not really….
Here’s what the paragon of Australian cycling print media, Melbourne’s very own Herald Sun, had to say. Given its silly season for cricket and tennis, MMT is amazed that this event made it into the newspaper.
Even Daryl is a South African, MMT supposes that Australians will claim this victory, as he races for an Australian team. Like Esteban Chaves, he should be added to the list of people that should be made Australian citizens. Unlike our High Court and its interpretation of the Australian Constitution, no one will give rat’s bum they retain dual citizenship 😉
Until next time, ride safe