Daytime, NED is interviewing CAV post race.
NED. Good win this day!
CAV. Yes, pleased were we the team could garner victory.
Delivered bold was I by Pettachi’s grace
I ride those last miles blind, dependent on
The correct positioning of the others of my team
As all the sprinters do. The final run
Defined by stripes of colour forming on the peloton
As lead out trains develop, ebb and flow.
NED. A little early did you start your move.
CAV. A little earlier than ideal went I,
And Viviani had me fight on every stroke.
NED. Didst thou cut off Viviani’s line?
CAV. Necessity’s sharp pinch!
I am a man more sinned against than sinning.
Misunderstood by many, branded ill.
NED. Nothing will come of nothing.
CAV. Who is it that can tell me who I am?
Though many make to try; know they not my heart
The weight of responsibility to team
I feelest strongly – owing them my all.
Deserved they the win.
Given good advice upon a time was I;
Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest
Hold back a little in speech, and give all on the road,
Let action be your words.
NED. Meantime, shall you express a darker purpose?
CAV. Come not between the dragon and his wrath!
The flame for winning burns still bright within,
Much has been made of new faces in the sprint –
My time is not yet done.
NED. What makest thou of races such as this?
CAV. So nice is it to race upon home roads,
The crowds ecstatic in their fine support.
Unbeaten I remain on Guildford’s straight.
It is in the stars, the stars above us, govern our conditions
NED. And of the upcoming UCI election? What thinkest thou?
CAV. Pat – he comes, like the catastrophe of the old comedy;
The cue is villanous melancholy,
With a sigh like Tom o’ Bedlam.
Oh, that way madness lies; let me shun that
Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides.
NED. What will come next for Cav? New season goals
A change of direction does your training take?
CAV. This season shall I finish first before
I concern myself with that which may or not
Unfold without the next.
Wine loved I deeply, dice dearly, and in woman out-paramoured the Belgian!
NED. Thou truly are every inch a king.
The wheel is come full circle. Is this the promised end?
CAV. Nay, not yet the end for King Cav.
NED. I thank thee for thy time this day,
And wish you well upon your way.