"...With dark-framed glasses and unassuming presence, Dombrowski looks more like a computer analyst than a world-class athlete. It wasn’t long ago that he was simply riding his bike on weekends along Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. As he kept getting faster, opportunities opened up, prompting him to leave his home near Warrenton, abandon his studies at George Mason University and uproot his life."
Joe Dombrowski of Team Sky (read his team rider profile)
In the past two to three years I have intentionally snapped as many photos as I could of three particular athletes because I thought, I will want these later when they are big. Well big came soon for Tejay Van Garderen, Peter Sagan and Joe Dombrowski.
|Joe Dombrowski in Aspen 2012 ©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com|
|Joe said "sure" when I asked him if I could take his photo, he paused calmly ©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com|
|Joe Dombrowski ©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com|
|Christian, Tom, George, and Joe doing alright at the startline in Aspen ©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com|
|Winner of the best young rider at the 2012 USA Pro Challenge ©Photo by Karen of PedalDancer.com|
And from the 2012 Tour of California
|Joe Dombrowski (Bontrager-Livestrong) ©Photo by Willie Reichenstein for PedalDancer.com|
|Joe Dombrowski climbing at the 2012 ATOC ©Photo by Willie Reichenstein for PedalDancer.com|
In this recommended reading article, Joe Dombrowski now lives and trains in Nice, France, and frequently rides Col de la Madonne. I have never ridden this climb so I refer to others who have.
Pez Cycling ride report:
Col de Braus and Col de la Madone
Climb by Bike page: Col de la Madone climb
|Profile of the Col de la Madone climb. Red = lung-busting muscle-ripping steep.|
|Location of Col de la Madone in France. A long way to ride for a nice view of the sea.|
For sure there will be more of Joe Dombrowski to come ...
Related Posts: Image of the Day: Joe Dombrowski and The Sky was blue (with the team in Belgium 2012)