Games on tap and unlike yesterday (meaning Thursday) all these games look tasty:
1) First game is Italy - Costa Rica in Recife. 9am pacific, 10am Costa Rica (and mountain) time, 5pm in England, 6pm in most of western Europe including Chris' ancestral home. Is Costa Rica the Cinderella team of the tournament? (We'll find out tonight if the slipper fits! Or if not tonight in game three.) But like Uruguay last week Italy should win this one. They got Ulissi, Nibbles, the Pozzerwagen, Modolo, Aru etc. and CR basically has Amador who we all love.
2) Second game is Switzerland vs France in Salvador. Time: noon pacific, 8pm in England, 9pm in western Europe. Will's NIGHTMARE game. Who does he REALLY want to win? And will the other country ever allow him to ride up their mountains AGAIN? There's a lot at stake here!
3) Last game...Honduras - Ecuador in Curtiba. Game time is 3pm pacific, 4 pm in Honduras, 11pm England, midnight in western Europe. On the surface this may not seem like a great game as they both lost last time. But both have interesting offenses and I can see a free-wheeling game, sort of like a Frank Schleck barreling down a mountain type of free-wheeling. You can't not watch.
Con game player of the day is ursula!!!
WHAT???? ME???? i'm so honored!!!!! heh Yesterday was an interesting day in the Con game as you had like 15 of us who had Colombia and Uruguay ranked at least at 20 or higher, meaning like 15 of us scored close to or over 50 points on the day. I happened to score the most at 55 and I now sit in second place behind Wastrel 414-407. Several others are now over 400 so the race is tightening up again:
404-mpw5 and Pigilito
403- Ben Corson
402- Yarb and Bought with Blood