Thursday, 11 February 2010

13 Cycling Cuties


Yes, I'll admit it, I'm rather stuck in a rut, as of late. I'm "researching" like mad in order to make my current WIP, 27 Stages, as authentic as possible. This means I'm spending loads of time reading, watching and generally obsessing over cycling. My favorite sport. So it's no stretch to concede I'm having a lot of fun.

Something else which makes this fun is the fact that there are so many cyclists who are pleasing to the eye. Regardless of what you think of them as individuals, there are some lovely specimens out there. Some are cute. Some are HAWT. Some are just beyond words.

In that spirit, I offer this week's Thursday Thirteen topic, in no particular order, with their names, home country and current team:

Thirteen Cycling Cuties!

1) Lance Armstrong, USA, Team RadioShack
I'm legally obligated as a citizen of the US to include Lance.

Not that I mind, exactly. I mean, there are things LA and I disagree on, but at least he keeps good company, right?



Oh, right. This is a post about cyclists. I should post Lance on a bike. But it's surprisingly difficult to find a decent pic of Lance on a bike! But I persevered, as you know I would...

There. Done.

2) Thor Hushovd, Norway, Cervelo TestTeam



3) David Zabriskie, USA, Garmin-Transitions.


4) Mark Cavendish, GBR, HTC-Columbia.

(ahem)

5) George Hincapie, USA, BMC.



6) Christian Vande Velde, USA, Garmin-Transitions.


7) Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Team Sky.


8) Jimmy Engoulvent, France, Saur-Sojasun.


9) Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Astana.


10) Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Saxo Bank.



This is Andy with his brother, Frank. They're kind of a package deal. Bless them. :)

11) Alberto Contador, Spain, Astana.



12) Daniele Bennati, Italy, Liquigas.


I personally much preferred when Daniele rode with Lampre. The colors were more suited to him, I think. (Now that's shallow, am I right???)

13) Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, Saxo Bank.

I'm working hard to restrain myself, here, as I could happily post pictures of Fabian all day long. I wuv him.


I wuv him.

Seriously.

On the bike?



Wuv.

Off the bike?

Wuv.

In a suit?

Wuv.



Without a suit?










































Wuv.

Ciao for now! :)

6 comments:

Evelyn said...

Hi! Stumbled upon your blog from google alerts.. Fabian <3 Good choice!

Paige Tyler said...

Nice pics!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Inez Kelley said...

Wowser!!

Ella Drake said...

I do love that shot of Lance on his bike.

Adelle Laudan said...

Sorry, saw Matthew McConaughey and the rest kind of faded to the wayside lol
Happy T13!

Heather said...

It's terrible what you have to put yourself through, all in the name of research. *G*