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A tribute to Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)

Added: wednesday 03 March 2010 at 0:19:00
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    A tribute to Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)As you might know the Tour of Qatar (7-12 February) and the Tour of Oman (14-19 February) took place two weeks ago.

    The Tour of Qatar was won by Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team), with Heinrich Haussler (Cervélo TestTeam) winning the ranking by points and Roger Kluge (Team Milram) taking the best young rider's jersey home. The Tour of Oman was won by Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) but Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) took both the green and the white jersey.

    Viral Verse, a UK team of poets and film makers passionate about creating video poetry that rocks, decided to create a video poet tribute to the young Norwegian rider.

    That's what I call an original way of summarising a race and since I didn't publish a summary of these races, I thought you might be interested discovering the video poem!

    Here's the text of the poem (hoping I didn't make too much mistakes writing down the poem):
    • They came with promiss and victory on their lips
      Sinus tart, eyes balled
      Team Sky from Down Under to the Middle East

      In Qatar they began with a podium win
      Strategised, energised, a new team of power bursting within
      But the next day dawn than the God's claim their toll
      Arvesen down, Hagen dazed, only Stannard kept our gaze

      In the days to follow, the wind whipped hope away
      Blood spilled, bones broke
      We scan the pack for blue and black
      But our young team ... had fallen back

      Veterans Boonen and Chicchi held tight to the reins
      Determined to graters whose fight never waned
      We wanted Wiggins of Arabia
      And got Gallipoli instead

      So Sunderland spoke of fine tuning in the last stage ahead
      At the Doha Corniche shake settled and shade
      And watched sprinters blow past seven loops to be made
      Mad dogs and cyclists stretched thin on the coast

      And than, the last lap, all changed in a pit for the post
      Our men revved their engines and we rose from our seats
      Held our breaths as Team Sky slight straight through the meat
      The trophy, not earned, but our hopes reignited

      In a young lad named Eddy
      A bomb blast once lighted

      In Oman, two days later, in a neon lit night
      Crowds curious of cyclists lined sidewalks for sight
      Colours blazed past, a peloton haboob
      And in the last few meters the black and the blue

      So began the story of success for our lad
      Eddy Bos, Ready Boss had landed at last
      The Norwegian took three jerseys, twice in the Tour
      A powerhouse we shouted out, a threat to Contador for sure

      Yes, the fourth stage of controversy in which our leader fell back
      But, victory is sweetest once you've been punched in the gut
      In the final time trial the blond bullet pierced flesh
      Seventeen seconds between him and the rest

      So stand up or hush up
      A new boy's in town
      Eddy Bos, Steady Boss is shaking the ground
      A young team with big dreams and pockets to match

      The old guard will fold card
      Our soldiers will trash
      Team Sky to battle

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. http://www.cyclisme-roltiss-over.com/article-un-hymne-a-edvald-boasson-hagen-team-sky-video-45941778.html

    | Roland TISSIER | wednesday 03 March 2010 at 8:37:41

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