Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Age of Joop

When I was a young cub, growing up bike racing, I remember reading about Joop. All the references I came to in a stack of old Velo News (when it was folded in half and on even cheaper paper) stated he was second in the Tour a lot, and he was old. I thought I read he was well into his 40s, which is likely, around the time he retired. Which old people do, so I thought.

But just now I saw this. He won this race at age 38. The age I am now. I don't feel old, but I probably would be to my old, younger, self.