Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Who's your daddy?

It is interesting to see how racers are treated differently because they come from countries not considered trendy. I noticed when I watched Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and Vincenzo Nibali had the lead. The commentators were going on and on about Nibali's countrymen in the crowd. But when Maxim Iglinski surged, they became almost silent. Of course Kasakh fans were not numerous in the crowd. I am reminded of Peter Sagan, who I saw as a rising star some time ago. He was slow to get recognition. How many Slovak fans are along the course when he races? There is something poignant about these racers, so far from home, family, friends, and all that is familiar. And yet they win.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your point of view and can imagine how lonly they must feel in moments of less good legs when they suffer to stay on the wheels and no homely good laugh around! courages boys with a lot of will power.