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09/6/2008| 0 comments
by Dave Osborne. Thomas Valentinsen contributed to this article
Tyler Hamilton (Team Rock Racing) and Blake Caldwell (Team Garmin-Chipotle) fight their way to the finish line. Photo copyright <A HREF="http://pa.photoshelter.com/usr-show/U0000yEwV90OAoAE" TARGET="_BLANK">Ben Ross</A>.
Tyler Hamilton (Team Rock Racing) and Blake Caldwell (Team Garmin-Chipotle) fight their way to the finish line. Photo copyright Ben Ross.

Tyler Hamilton Interview - Part 1

Roadcycling.com reporter Dave Osborne talks to Tyler Hamilton about winning the US Pro Road Cycling Championships, the very exciting finish, and his transition from Team Tinkoff to Rock Racing.

I would equate it to the Michael Phelps victory when he won by a fingernail. I swear to God I looked at the photo finish from Phoenix Timing and, I don't think you could get any piece of paper between the line and the front of Blake's wheel.

TH: I think a centimeter is being generous. For sure, I take my hat off to Blake Caldwell and his teammates. They did a great ride. I don't think they could have ridden really a more perfect race. You know, having three guys out on a five man group in the end. They were attacking myself and Jeff Louder, like crazy. Again, a little luck, a little, I guess just the perfect timing of just able to come by. You will hear a lot more about Blake Caldwell in the future, that's for sure. He has huge talent. He's got a pretty cool story too. He's been fighting a lot of injuries over the last few years. He didn't have a team until late 2007, like really late. He was the last guy picked up by Garmin-Chipotle.

Stay tuned to RoadCycling.com for part 2 of our interview with US Champion Tyler Hamilton of Team Rock Racing. We talk to Tyler about his difficult years of suspension, his year with Team Tinkoff, the move to Rock Racing, the current state of US cycling – and he tells us about the qualities of a new bike brand he fancies.

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