13 July, 2008

Brit Hoban looks forward to seeing his record broken

Barry Hoban, a Briton who won six stages at the Tour over his professional career, is looking forward to seeing Mark Cavendish break his stage win record.  The rare retired athlete who seems excited at the prospect of seeing his record eclipsed.

Mark Cavendish can break my Tour de France record, predicts Barry ...
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
By Brendan Gallagher "He is a phenomenal young rider, a pure sprinter who
is now clearly the quickest finisher in the world," says Hoban, who twice
won two ...

Carmichael says Team Columbia Success Best answer to Doping Scandals

Carmichael is right. Mostly. But it seems odd. Here's a
guy whose company works with many professional athletes and has been
for years. He's giving others praise for documenting that their
riders are clean. Maybe it's just me, but why didn't Carmichael or
his company think of that?

Stage 8: Team Columbia Provides Tour de France Peloton's Best ...
Examiner.com - USA
With the first rider removed from the 2008 Tour de France yesterday for
failing a test for the red-blood-cell-boosting drug EPO, the integrity of
every ...

The Denver Post goes for a ride in the Garmin team car

While this is kind of standard-fare from the non-cycling press, every Tour fan should probably read one team car article a year.  It's when the bored journos cover Didi Senft and the moustache guy taht you know they're bored.

tour de france Chasing the peloton at 70 mph
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA
says Matt White, Team Garmin-Chipotle's lead driver and strategist in the
Tour de France. White slams his foot halfway through the floorboard and
hits 50 ...