Discovery Channel Team Report
The Discovery Channel Team has had some solid shows of strength from a variety of riders to open the 2006 season.
To date, the Discovery Channel Team has had some solid shows of strength from a variety of riders to open the 2006 season and oddly enough, none of their last names have been Armstrong. At the inaugural Amgen Tour of
A little bit about George
During the Tour of California I spent a fair amount of time with George Hincapie in the holding tent after each of his 2 stage wins and green jersey podium appearances. And what became very clear to me was that these early season wins had filled him with confidence. George couldn?t help but smile about each of his wins as they were both the end result of his teammates? hard work. In both instances his teammates worked hard to protect him over a climb and down into the valley below so that he could sprint away in the final meters of the race for the win.
However, even with his first win of the 2006 season secure he was clearly looking ahead to the month of July. As we waited for the podium ceremony after George won the hilly stage into
More recently, I sent a note to George congratulating him and commenting on his good fitness after he contested a sprint finish at Tirreno-Adriatico alongside speedsters such as Thor Hushovd and Alessandro Petacchi finishing 5 th on the day. While some would be satisfied with a 5 th place stage finish, George?s response to me was, ?That?s nothing,