Who’s the chubby guy??

MCwinsSo, a few months ago we were down in California watching the Tour of California Stage Time Trial.  Heather, myself, Chuckie V, another of CV’s athletes was there along with the thousands of other spectators all clamoring to get a glimpse of the world’s best cyclists.

We were watching all the teams warm up next to their team busses and eventually made our way around to the Columbia Highroad team where we saw Big George and a few other riders gearing up for their effort an hour or so later.  Chuckie immediately picked out a short stocky guy in green shorts and rather loudly said “Who’s that fat guy?  He can’t be racing.  These riders must just be the amateurs who test out the equipment while the real guys are still inside the bus.”  We moved on to our chosen viewing locale on the first big climb of the day.  Well, about 20 minutes later ‘chubs’ comes flying by us on the course – Chuckie smiles slightly and glances down at his race program to see who the name was.  Yep, you guessed it, the fastest road sprinter in the world – Mark Cavendish.  Needless to say Chuckie was a bit embarrassed and we all had a good laugh.

So the next time someone calls you fat, just tell them your gearing up for the Tour de France a few months down the road.  Cavendish  just won his 5th Tour de France stage, and probably generated about 1700 watts in the process.

~ by trevorandheather on July 5, 2009.

One Response to “Who’s the chubby guy??”

  1. I maintain, however, that he remains chubby! At 24, though, he’s still got some baby fat.

    Next time he’s in Solvang, I die. How long do you think it would take him to get up the Fig? Maybe he and I will settle it there!

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