Tyler Hamilton Wins USA National Pro Championship
Demigod of pain Tyler Hamilton has won the 2008 US national road championships.
caught between a Rock and three Garmins!,” said Louder. With the Garmin riders to contend with, Louder and Hamilton had to make a temporary truce. “I don’t think Tyler and I were racing against each other since we knew that it was basically us against them,” Louder said. “When he got away with Blake, I had to tread the fine line between chasing, and dragging the other two Garmin riders up to take the victory.”
Racing with the two Garmin anchors attached to his back wheel, Louder was faced with the unenviable choice of pulling one of two Garmin riders to victory or watching Hamilton and Caldwell fight it out 5 seconds up the road. “I wish the scenario had played out differently, but they just kept hitting me and in the end I was spent,” Louder added after the finish.