Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Don't Blink

On Sunday I headed over to Rymill Park in the CBD of Adelaide for the Cancer Council Helpline Classic.  I had heard that this closed road race, a 51 km TDU prelude, is a great way to see the riders before the real challenge begins on Tuesday and they just become a blur of lycra.  The event--which consists of  30 laps--does give the crowd an opportunity to view the racers repeatedly, but they still pass at lightning speed.   In fact, it took several laps before I was able to focus on anything except the speed and to really enjoy the event.  The race, viewed by over 108,000 fans,  was won by New Zealand's Greg Henderson who races for Team Sky.

Check out how fast they speed by!


  1. Hi Maya, great video. They are going super fast! It must be so exciting to view these professional riders in person. They are such fit athletes. Congrats to the winner.

  2. Kathy, they really pass by fast. As a spectator sport bike racing isn't the best in person, but it is fun to be able to see the professional riders live!