My name is Elin - A pro cycling lover's reflections

And in the night you are my dream

Category: Cycling

I just must say that I am extremely happy now after finding that blog and finding Sergey Lagutin but also Aleksander Lagutin's blog and their friends of course. It has been fun to look at the pictures and so on.

I guess I should be pleased that someone at the French Wikipedia wrote an article about Alexey Ashuraliyev (or Ashuraliyev Aleksey as they call him). It's not even an article, it's just a picture and some few facts about him so it's really strange that it still exists. Anyway, the article lead me to search for the name and he was living in France at the same point as I was. He was riding for Le Cheylard, where Aleksander Lagutin spent his year too.

No, now it's time to relax and try to sleep. I know it will be impossible to sleep when I feel too happy, but my body needs it. My legs are so tired after today, I have no idea what I've done but they are so stiff. See you tomorrow.


I must learn to read Russian much better

Category: Cycling

Hi babies and Hi John. I think you want to see this blog too. I just happened to search around a little bit at Google about a Uzbek cyclist called Aleksey Ashuraliyev, and I found the blog of the Uzbeki cyclists. It was honestly really fun to see, and see the photographs of different cyclists life. It's not hard to see who is the little brother of Sergey, they have the exact same smile and the same sweet eyes. No, I have to continue watching all the photographs, just click at the names of the writer and you will arrive to their photo albums and video clips.


Suddenly I can see everything that's wrong

Category: Cycling & Doping

Bernhard Kohl received a two-year ban after testing positive for CERA last year. He accepted it and everything is fine about it.

Kohl won the Tour de France's mountains classification and took third overall.

"From the beginning on, the plan was to hide nothing, but instead to confess to what happened," said his attorney Siegfried Fröhlich.

It was actually nice to hear Kohl admit that "yes, I took CERA", instead of lying to everyone.

Fröhlich seems pleased to as the public do not want to hear "from medical experts ... who confirm that this athlete is the only person in the world who gets a higher haematocrit after eating streusel cake."

Or when Tyler Hamilton claimed that a vanishing twin absorbed in his system while he was a fetus has caused some of his abnormal tests. I mean, come on.

One thing is still sad about Bernhard Kohl and that's the fact that he did not tell everything that he knew. I know that he could have mentioned his doctor and probably other cyclists and athletes that has helped him in one way or another.