Cycling is filled with life lessons.
little of the nuances of bike racing. That's why Radioshack manager Johan Bruyneel tweeted after the race, "The strongest rider didn't win but that's bike racing. Congrats to @simongerrans for his win today." So true.
If a bike race is finishing with more than one person it's going to be a knife fight. Each rider is looking for the other's weakness and waiting to strike. In Milan-San Remo it was Cancellara who was willing to pull as he was apparently happy with a shot at the podium rather than nothing at all. Gerrans was cagey, waited and with just a couple hundred meters remaining swung out from the slipstream to take the win. And like Bruyneel said, "that's bike racing."
So bike racing is full of life lessons. Don't expect life to be fair. Get out there and work hard, but make sure you understand the game you are playing too.
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