Team Garmin-Slipstream’s Mike Friedman and Steven Cozza talk to CycleTo about how the entire team wins with DZ in yellow in Missouri.
Team Garmin-Slipstream once again made the race in the third stage of the Tour of Missouri, putting two out of three in the day’s main break that went from mile 5 until 5 miles to go!
Team Garmin-Slipstream’s now four-time US Pro time trial champion, David Zabriskie, put his specialty to work in Sunday’s US Pro road race championship — breaking away on a solo effort and putting nearly a five minute gap on the field, holding it until 86km to go in the race. Teammate Mike Friedman also put in [...]
See the preview of the Sundance Channel documentary Blood, Sweat +Gears: Racing Clean to the Tour de France and catch the premier on June 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check out http://www.sundancechannel.com/films/500336483 for more information.
Cozza in break, Wiggins top twenty-five Even though the weather was very cooperative and un-Classic like for the 107th edition of Paris-Roubaix, the parcours, fast racing and bad luck made up for that aspect in making the race tough for Team Garmin-Slipstream. The team’s leader Martijn Maaskant had an untimely crash and puncture, making him [...]
UPDATED The true Classics weather returned for Team Garmin-Slipstream, riding in the 71st edition of Gent-Wevelgem. Chris Sutton and Bradley Wiggins made it into the lead group today after the peloton split. Sutton was able to take fifth in the group sprint, just missing the top-ten in the overall with Wiggo also finishing in the [...]
Sure it is fun to watch the guys racing on the front of the race, going for the win. But all of that would not be possible if it were not for the team staff driving the team car in the race caravan behind the peloton — as well as the domestiques going back and [...]
Team Garmin-Slipstream went almost a whole week without a crash or injury — but as it is often said, things happen in threes. On Thursday three of the Argyle Armada ended up on the deck with three disparate results. The worst of the three was Blake Caldwell who crashed while going out for a training [...]
Martijn Maaskant sprints on stage 1 Director’s report from Johnny Weltz A sunny day in Belgium without wind opened the Classics week here! It was a very fast start and several times we had a bigger group take off with Friedman in it, but none of them succeeded. Not until 60 km into the race [...]
Our man Mike Friedman reports from the pavé. Anyone who followed the races this past weekend knows I had a brothel of a time. Saturday was one of the worst days I have ever had on a bike. Sunday was much better and I just missed tagging the lead group over the Kwaremont. I was [...]
We don’t realize how precious life is really. Not often enough. It’s a grand ‘moment’ in time. It is full and it is fragile. And sometimes, for reasons we can’t explain, it can be taken away. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to the friends and family of our fallen comrade. He left us [...]
I’ve heard rumors that my teammates thought I was WAY overweight at our November team camp. So I’m here to explain a few things. First, I was super mentally cracked from the Olympics and from switching from track to road and not getting results. Second, when you take time off the bike, you get bigger [...]
Stage 3 was 141 km of riding in a construction zone. I’ve honestly never seen anything like it. If you had a giant sandbox and a lot of glue, you could do what they are doing here. At a certain point during today’s stage, I’m pretty sure I could see the curvature of the earth [...]
It’s windy as hell here! I think I have seen this countryside in a movie or two. “Star Wars” maybe with the sand people, or in “Tremors” with those man-eating worms. It is a sandy, windy, dust-blowing desert and we are here racing! A pretty crazy, and actually, a pretty awesome experience. Yesterday’s stage was [...]
Six hours ago we left for our team time trial warm-up. Fours hours ago we celebrated with our first ever team time trial win in Qatar! Our strategy was simple: “Go fast!” Since I arrived two days ago – yes, two days and 36 hours of travel ago from Silver City, New Mexico – it [...]
Just shaved the legs for the first race of the year. The race is 6 km and is going to be very hard. We go from 0 to 60 kph in less than 30 seconds and hold it. My pulls this morning during a practice run were at 745 watts on the front. We each [...]
Qatar so far has been interesting. Along the highways we ride out and back that are part of the road courses, we’ve seen some “free range” camels, a lot of sand and an unreal amount of construction. Three-fourths of the buildings are being built; those that are completed are true works of art (see Ricardo’s [...]
I’ve arrived in Qatar. For the most part, getting here went smoothly. No real hiccups with the flights, well except for the lack of luggage and bike upon arrival. So all I have is the one set of riding clothes I carried on just in case my stuff didn’t arrive. At least I can ride [...]
It hurts when I rest. It hurts when I walk. It hurts when I ride. It really hurts when I get massage. It hurts when I think. It is the singular word identifying my legs. Oh lordy, the pain! As I write this, I’m 3\4 watching a program about polar bears, and 1\4 getting a [...]
Mike Friedman riding with Madison partner Bobby Lea competed in the fast 50 km Madison today in the Laoshan Velodrome in Beijing. The 200-lap race included sixteen sprints. The Americans started out hot finishing second in the second sprint and first in the third sprint before losing ground on the field. Olympic Track Cycling Madison [...]
As you can tell, I have been experimenting with various riding machines. I own two vintage Mustangs – a ’66 and ’68 – and figured I ought to keep the ball rolling on the track. What I have chosen here is a 1950 Chinese Flying Pigeon. Please notice all its performance features. The basket in [...]
TeamUSA.org profiles Mike “Meatball” Friedman as he makes his Olympic debut in Beijing in the 50 km Madison track event. From the article: “Although Friedman considered himself a road cyclist, he decided to pursue track cycling partly, he said, ‘because of my body physique. I’m short and round, and low to the ground’ – like [...]
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks to Peters Township graduate Mike Friedman about his upcoming debut at the Beijing Olympics in the Madison track event. From the article: ” ‘In the Madison, the race is not just physical ability and how well prepared you are. There’s a lot of luck,” Friedman said. “A lot of times, there’s [...]