Photo of the day: Joop, Francoise, and a Derny.
Joop Zoetemelk has just released a new Nederlands language autobiography, ' Open Boek' , to celebrate his 65th birthday this coming Saturday. The book's made big news over in de plaatland because of it contains some sensational personal revelations by this champion who was ironically criticized during his long career for being less than sensational. Question of the day: Does your significant other motorpace you? No? Didn't think so. Here, Joop Zoetemelk's wife Francoise handles a derny like a pro. (Photo from Motel de Jong) Joop appeared Friday night on the TV show Motel DeJong (video here) - the show of Netherland's top TV journalist Wilfried DeJong- to promote this magnum opus volume that looks like it weighs as much as a Paris-Roubaix Pave-stone trophy. Cool book. For those of you who don't remember him. Joop is the Netherlands' greatest cyclist ever. Born and raised near Leiden, he trained to be a carpenter dreaming of being a top