Since I arrived two days ago – yes, two days and 36 hours of travel ago from Silver City, New Mexico – it has been all team time trial practice. As Wiggo says, some of the other teams have been taking a “piss” out of us for doing our job. In reality, we do the extra honed exercises because we have a staff who cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s and sponsors who make sure we have the best of the best in equipment. And there are the fans we have to impress so they like us, ha ha.
Last year, our team was beaten by Quick Step by a mere second; this year we got them by a mere second. Good fun and hard racing! In the end, it was a team effort and the smiles, hugs and high fives afterwards will make this one to remember forever.
More to come, Mike