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It’s been six weeks in Belgium now for me, and as we get closer to Easter I am getting a bit, no a lot excited. Normally I get excited about lots of chocolate, but this Easter my girlfriend Katy is coming over to visit me.

The team house is now full to the brim with all nine of the rider’s places taken, evening time has been a bit stressful this week in the kitchen for some guys. All the boys will know whom I am referring to. He too probably, but I reckon he will love getting a mention, hey. It only lasted a few days as six of the boys have now jetted off to China for the latest stage race on the calendar. Tour of Chongming Island 2.2 uci ranked.

Mr. Downing

This is after our first stage race of the season in France last week, the Circuit des Ardennes 2.2 uci ranked, it went ‘pretty average’ for most of the team, I stopped with a bad back again (poor excuse I know), Sven stopped with bad everything, Kane stopped 10km into the last stage and Leigh had a Tendon problem, David managed the full distance and spent most of the time last man in the peloton in every stage. Bernie looks in good shape after getting a top ten in stage 3 and 23rd overall there. I reckon he will come back from China with a few quid or Chinese notes.

My brother Russ is back in the house, which Kane loved whilst he was still here, watching him break dance on the Garage floor after too many E numbers was a funny sight to see. Russ also got another trophy for the house (April 12th) and a new set of flowers for the wall with the Team’s 3rd Win of 2006. Winning the support race for the HC uci ranked Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen pro race in Schoten.

Well I gotta go and prepare for myself for Katy coming over.

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