Friday, November 14, 2008

The Shoes

When you have been a world champion and you win an olympic gold medal, this is what you get - a pair of custom gold shoes from your sponsors. They belong to Marianne Vos.

In my eyes, Marianne is a pretty remarkable rider. A couple of years ago she was world champion on the road and this year she won the olympic gold medal in the points race on the track. What's more impressive is that she took the gold by gaining a lap on the field. If you were watching the race, you would have seen that not one rider could go with her when she took the lap.

If that's not enough, Marianne isn't even 25. Talk about being a great rider and an inspiration.