January 6, 2006
Vlaamse Druivenveldrit: Overijse, Belgium. There's nothing like hecklers who pull out all the stops. John Gadret, frustrated by a rather mediocre 'cross season and comfortable in the knowledge that he's been hooked up with ProTour squad ag2r for 2006, verbally lit into Wellens from the sidelines lap after lap after lap. Egged on by his cadre of Wellens-haters and fuelled by about 2 liters of Duvel flowing through his slight frame, Gadret thence stripped down to his stylin' Bruce Lee kit and uncorked a lightning fast strike to Wellens' noggin.
Bart Wellens is lucky to be alive.
And then not one week later, having let all of Belgium cyclocross know that he's not a man to be trifled with, Gadret uncorks his best ride of the season at Superprestige #6. If only there was some sprinting horsepower in his spindly limbs. Here's hoping that having absorbed the final morsels of old school Belgian knowledge from his Jartazi-Revor-Granville goon squad handlers, Gadret will give ag2r its first win of the season in this weekend's French cyclocross championships.