Sunday, January 25, 2009

Trainer Moments

On the trainer watching the DVD of the 2005 Tour de France, Stage 16 from Mourenx to Pau, over the Col d'Aubisque. Cadel Evans is alone over the top and as he starts the descent.

Phil - Recall that this is the descent where Cadel Evans crashed while training for the Tour de France a couple of years ago and broke his collar bone.

Paul - That was, I believe, his seventh broken collar bone. I think he is safe today though, because at this point he has more metal than bone in there.

Phil - He needs to be careful when it rains though, he is in danger of rusting.

Later, as Cadel Evans starts the descent of the Col du Soulor, Paul mentions Cadel's seven broken collar bones again and Phil pops up with this bon mot:

Phil - When he travels now he sets off alarms with the metal holding together his collar bone. He needs to carry a paper with him to explain to security. Let's hope he doesn't crash again today.

Those guys are funny. I wish they were doing the call on the Super Bowl next week.

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