There's a surge of legends in Hamilton these days.
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Ideally bald but still racing-form slim, Riis is here as an observer. Asked for his opinions on the Elite men?s road race on Sunday, he mentioned (not surprisingly)
The winner of the 1996 Tour de France and now head honcho of the CSC racing team, Riis said it was indeed unfortunate that American Tyler
Riis was interviewed before the Elite Men?s time trial. How would it come out? ?David Millar,? was his short, emphatic answer.
Where did Italian racing legend Francesco Moser ride his last race? Answer: right here in
Moser, 1977 winner of the Worlds road race at
A third legend encountered: Bernard Thevenet, winner of the Tour de France in 1975. Thevenet was seen in the Worlds press centre. Doing his best to understand a reporter?s lousy French, Thevenet opined that the course was going to make Sunday?s Elite Men?s road race a toss-up. He said that the up-and-down nature of the course is going to make for a lot of escapes and thus will erode the effectiveness of team strategies.
He, too, looks in fine shape.