12 January 2011

Talk about personality

HTC-High Road Men's Team Bio
This is the time of year of formal team presentations, jersey design announcements, and team training camps. The fun time of year when I see the out-of-lycra personalities of the riders. As a fan of pro cycling I enjoy reading the magazines and watching the online news and live videos. Why? Because later in the spring and summer when I am at races being a fan, I have a split second to recognize a rider, so I study up ahead of time.
When you watch this HTC-High Road team press release you can see the individual spirit of the rider shine through, when you are at a big event, the colored lycra tends to meld the riders into one. But the more you see them out of their lycra, being themselves, the more fun it is to recognize the riders and cheer them on at races.
Have a gander, I dare you to understand what Mark Cavendish is saying ... ("nothing worse than a bland person." I couldn't agree more!), or Bob Stapleton, (lard=lot).

video posted by @Mark_Renshaw on Twitter today

Here is the team Liquigas-Cannondale "Never Settle" video (these moody video montages are getting very popular). Oh those Italians - such emotion. 

video posted by @IvanBasso in Titter today on Twitter