|A nice smile by Andy Schleck signing the book Velomania 2011.|
First of all: today is Steve Schleck's birth day, so Alles Guddes and my best wishes. Few days ago it was Johnny Schleck's b-day but I had no time to remark it - just retweeted Andy's stuff.
Dad Schleck is for sure a great father but I don't know him very well, just met twice at races and never talked with him really. I chatered a few times with Steve Schleck instead, I don't dare to say we are 'friends' but good aquaitances could be a fair definition and I can say he's one of the nicest persons I ever met.
They celebrated and will celebrate in Mondorf but that's private. It was public instead Velomania 2011 presentation. A good opportunity - if you were in Luxembourg - to meet Frank and Andy Schleck. The picture above is from here: http://www.leopardtrek.lu/news/velomania-highlights-luxembourgish-cycling and I like it because that is a 'typical Andy' smile :)
Yesterday in Denmark there was Saxo Bank team presentation: I saw nothing in the web yet but Tim De Waele was there so I guess we will have soon some good pictures. I got an invitation for it as you know but honestly it was too far and expensive. I'd have liked to see Contador's face in real after his hearing at CAS and to ask a few questions, but am sure the serious - payed - reporters who were there made an excellent job. Now Riis' cyclists and staff flought to Israel for a unusual training/surviving/charity camp.
I payed this morning for my planes and hotel in Calpe: Radio Shack Nissan Trek will be there to train next week and the press is invited for the 6th of December. There is a 'Calpe trend' in cycling world this winter! many teams are there enjoying the sun. Sun and no snow also in the Alpes, at Passo San Pellegrino, where team Liquigas has having is traditional first meeting.
I got a terrific cold but will be ok for the next week, no doubts: I already feel much better while browseing Calpe hotels web pages...!