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I’M NOT AN ASTANA FAN … YET January 28, 2008

Posted by wetalkhablamos in team astana, team discovery.
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I’m curious about the wholesale shift of fan allegiance from Team Discovery to Team Astana.

On the enduring Discovery forum, the talk is of our Astana, our team. I don’t think it is our team though.

Not yet.

Individuals at Astana have our respect, no question. But as a team, they have yet to earn our support.



HELL OF THE NORTH … January 25, 2008

Posted by wetalkhablamos in paris roubaix.
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Hell of a day. 15 April 2001.

As I write, I’m watching a short film of Team USPS at Paris Roubaix 2001. It’s a chapter in the Nike documentary, Road to Paris, 27 Days with Lance Armstrong and Team USPS.

2001 was Chechu’s first year with the team, and it was the year of The Look. I hoped the film might be revealing. It was certainly interesting.



Posted by wetalkhablamos in photographers, tour down under.
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We “borrow” photos of Chechu from the great cycling photographers with care. Always credit photographer and source, and ask permission first, if possible.

On the internet, some sources are fair game though, especially the media. Photographers are paid for their work. A little extra credit, a little more exposure for them on a popular rider website (and one so well made). How can that be a bad thing? (more…)