17 July 2011

Recommended Viewing: Tom Danielson after Stage 14

9th overall in the Tour de France and he doesn't know where he is
I love the Tour de France, they go over some climb called the Galibier?
This is a fun video: Tom Danielson Post Stage 14 (video Bicycling.com)
American (and from Colorado!) Tom Danielson of Garmin-Cervelo is 33-years old and at his first the Tour de France. 
Tom Danielson is 5'9" and only 130lbs, Photo by PedalDancer.com 
(for women - he would wear a size 2)
I have another friend who left for France yesterday with her Young Presidents Organization. She said her group tour was going into Provence, "going to go do some big mountain there," she said. Would that be Mt Ventoux?" I asked. "Maybe" she said. "Then we're going to the Alps, doing some road that is famous in the Tour de France," I asked, "do you think it could be Alpe d'Huez?" "Oh," she said, as if that one sounded familiar. "Is it hard," she asked, "nah," I said. 

No matter. Once they ride these roads, they will be hooked!

And also an interview with Erik Zabel (by Bicycling.com). Rolf Aldag (Zabel's old good friend) is also on the staff of the HTC Team. Also another HTC Directeur interview with Allan Peiper, a former TDF rider from Australia, talking about Tejay van Garderen