There’s Aaron Olson getting interviewed by the Cuban media after the stage finish in Santa Clara at the ’05 Tour of Cuba. I post this because I heard from AO last night, and, man, is he stoked. In case you didn’t know, AO signed with Saunier Duval-Prodir for two years, that’s big boy bike racing, after years of taking his lumps working his way up through the ranks. Here’s part of his schedule in his own words
“Setmana Catalan, and Tirreno-Adriatico, and then Tour of Flanders, Gent-Wevelgem, and Paris-Roubaix. How cool is that.”
So one year you’re racing the Tour of Connecticut, the next you’re drilling it up the Koppenberg. If you’re looking for one guy to cheer for next summer, consider AO. He’s a great guy, committed to racing the right way, and deserves a good amount of respect and support.
Oh, BTW, check out today’s www.bikemag.com, little ‘cross Nats action. Starting in the New Year I’m going to be doing a twice monthly column/gallery for them, throwing some East Coast flavor into their bowl and mixing it around.