The Bulldozer Attack

Here’s a companion video to my previous post The Subtle, Devastating Attack. In the previous post, we see Fabian Cancellara simply riding away from heavy hitter Tom Boonen on the decisive climb in last year’s Tour of Flanders. In this video from the 2010 edition of Paris-Roubaix, we see Spartacus riding away once again (at the 2:10 mark) from the strongest riders in the world. Poor Boonen could only watch as he was sitting too far back in the field to respond. To give chase would only mean pulling the entire break up to Cancellara…assuming he could. My guess is that he would have if he could but he didn’t. My favorite moment comes around the 6:20 mark when Leukemans, sitting on Fabian’s wheel, literally just sits up because he can’t follow the pace any longer.¬†He rode the final 46k solo.¬†Spartacus bulldozed the field.

The first video includes the Bulldozer Attack. The second video takes you to the finish of one of the most dominating Roubaix wins in the modern era.

De Ronde and Roubaix are coming up in the next 2 weeks. Can’t wait to see what fireworks go off this year!

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  1. Pingback: Pre-Game: Tour of Flanders & Fabian Cancellara’s Press Conference « The Art of the Group Ride

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