The big news yesterday was that Mario Cipollini is leaving the Rock Racing Team. There wasn't much reason given by either party but Cipo seems to say it was his decision while a statement from team claimed that they were behind the split. Whatever the reason, I'm not really that interested in the story. I've never cared that much one way or another about Cipo. I wasn't overly excited that he was back and I'm just as uninterested in the fact that he's gone again. Best of luck and all that but, whatever.
That being said, I do have a Rock Racing-realted topic to discuss and that's the Rock Racing Women's Team. Seven strong, atheltic, sexy women from California who - like every other female pro cycling team - get zero media coverage and deserve to be recognized.
As the mother of a young girl I look at this picture and I pray that when my daughter gets old enough to have non-animated idols it's women like this that she chooses to look up to and emulate. If I can get her to believe that being a hard-core athlete can be cool, and if a poster like this one can take the place of the Hillary Duffs and the Paris Hiltons of the world on her wall, I will be a happy mom.