Why Mark Cavendish is the Shiznat and MABRA Doesn't Like Racing in May

He has the best victory salutes. After journalists had written him off throughout the spring because of an abscess in one of those pearly whites, our boy wins stage 2 of Tour de Romandie and comes up with this salute. Baller. Better than the DZ Nuts or HTC Salute? Possibly.

We, at YGD, enjoy this confidence.

Meanwhile, American ProTour teams are at Tour of the Gila beating up on each other, USA Cycling is talking about CX Time Trials for qualifiers, and all kinds of fast is going on down south during speedweek.

Perhaps the biggest news of the week is that two local races, Murad Road Race and Bunny Hop have a combined 54 entries for the 'elite' races. Are we missing something? What else is going on this weekend? Is there a Lilith Festival going on that we don't know about? We know there are a handful of guys doing speedweek. Slower people, this is your chance to POUNCE LIKE A NINJA!!

Even the Cat 4 race at Murad still has room in it. This year, Jefferson Cup filled up in 1 minute. It's a wonderful race but it is over 2 hours away. Weather can be iffy at best in late March. Anybody remember the year it got cancelled because of snow? Murad is just down the street for most of MABRA, at least the DC based contingent. It's very similar race as Jeff Cup and the weather is going to be in the 80 degree range. Chances of getting dropped are low. Bunny Hop is well run, you probably won't get dropped, and it's right off the beltway.

MABRA MABRA MABRA...we'll never understand you. Bill 'Lucky' Lueke, send us your graphical analysis of why this is so.