Damian and Miles at the Tour Down Under

Hi all. Long time no speak! 
As you most likely know, the Pro cycling season really kicks off this week in Adelaide at the Tour Down Under.
The event happens every year on the roads surrounding Adelaide, and has been getting bigger and better every year. It was the race that kicked off Lance Armstrong's comeback, and the only race he's definitely doing this year.

And this year Mark Cavendish will be racing.

Now, a lot of you know about my little boy Miles. He did a lot of riding on the back of my Bianchi when he was little. He began tearing it up on his balance bike when he was 2 (there are videos on the site to prove it) and now, at 5 he does 20km rides with me.

He's also a massive pro cycling fan. He's obsessed. He started watching the 2009 tour with me, watching the stage finishes with me in the morning before I would head out to work. He became a massive Cavendish fan and would re-enact sprint finishes on the balance bike down the hallway. You can (and really should) read more about his cycling obsession on Sammy's blog.


This year Mark Cavendish will be at the Tour Down Under.


And so will Miles!


Miles and I are taking a boys holiday down to Adelaide for a few days to catch some racing and mingle with the riders in the lead up to the tour.

We're hoping to get some interviews with riders and will be posting a bunch of photos and videos on the site. I suspect I'm creating a future media star too ;)


So keep an eye out on the site for new stuff as we go tour crazy down under!

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Comment by Dan on January 10, 2011 at 7:51am
Fantastic! Has Miles signed up for the Challenge stage? I note they are still taking registrations until 5pm today...!
Comment by DamianM on January 10, 2011 at 10:43pm

I don't suspect he'd complete any of the stages. Working up to that.

We do have a cunning plan for a ride down there though, we'll see if it works out....

 

Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on January 11, 2011 at 7:29am

Pity they don't have age categories down to "5 and under".  ;-)

 

Have fun.

Comment by Jonathan on January 14, 2011 at 1:14pm

Nice one Damian.  Loved hearing about Miles doing track stands on his "My First Fixxie".  Amazing to be doing 20km rides.

Hope you guys have a blast.

Comment by DamianM on January 14, 2011 at 1:22pm
We met Cav last night! Will do a post and photos later.

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