The Descenders

Is there anything more exhilarating in cycling than the descent? The noise of the freewheel, the air rushing past your skin, and the feeling of pushing the limits to how long you dare not touch the brake lever. Some cyclists descend with so much speed and skill, their body guiding the bike around every corner, that I instantly want to saddle up and hit the longest quietest hill I can find to tear down. Enjoy…

4 thoughts on “The Descenders

  1. Lovely.I thought Hushovd's descent from the Aubisque on stage 13 of last year's Tour de France to take the stage win was brilliant too. I remember Sean Kelly not giving him a chance as he crossed the summit two minutes behind the leader! It was said that he was hitting 100km/h on the descent. Amazing.

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