13 August 2013

Recommended Reading: Danielson on Seizing the Moment

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For the last paragraphs of the article: Passion pays for Danielson with Utah victory

Well written and insightful into the mind of a bike racer, Pat Malach of Cycling News wrote a good one today after the completion of the Tour of Utah.

Tom Danielson had a miserable Tour de France last July, mumbling about wanting to return to being a GC contender, feeling out of place as a domestique. The amazing thing about this story is that Danielson was not all hope and talk and inflated ego. He went home, dug deep, refocused his motivation and competed; working with and then leading his team Garmin-Sharp to take the win at Tour of Utah last week.

Tom Danielson - now heading home to Colorado this week to compete again and defend this KOM jersey, or maybe take overall GC. Photo © By Karen at Pedal Dancer®
Related posts by Pedal Dancer: An interview with Tom Danielson (2011)

Steephill.TV offers these recaps of the Tour of Utah stage race:
 Tour of Utah Stage 1 Highlights (02:09 English)TourofUtah
 Tour of Utah Stage 2 Highlights (03:07 English)TourofUtah
 Tour of Utah Stage 3 Highlights (02:00 English)TourofUtah
 Tour of Utah Stage 4 Highlights (01:53 English)TourofUtah
 Tour of Utah Stage 5 Highlights (02:22 English)TourofUtah
 Tour of Utah Stage 6 Highlights (02:24 English)TourofUtah

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