Get your GEOX-TMC groove on!
This season of racing is going to be a good one for me, probably a lot less for my own racing and results, but from the teams I get to support…
Though I’m no longer with Masi, the Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Gear Grinder team will always be near and dear to me. Over the years that I got to work with these guys, I got to watch the program evolve from a regional Pro/Am squad with a few talented guys to what is now easily one of the best domestic teams in the US- bound for the Tour of California with some real talent to fight with. The team is having their training camp in Florida right now, and I’m just a *little* heartbroken not to be there. I wish the team the very best this year and I’ll always be rooting for them.
The other side of this racing coin is the GEOX-TMC Pro Continental team that is sponsored by Fuji- one of the brands I work for/on at ASI. GEOX touts none other than 2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre, as well as Giro and Vuelta winner and Tour podium Denis Menchov, with a supporting cast of great riders to propel them to success. AND… they’re riding on Fuji Altamira road bikes and Oval Concepts components. Needless to say, as a full-blown race nerd, this level of proximity to the highest levels of the sport has me more than a little excited about the racing to come this year… more than just a little. A LOT!
It’s going to be so exciting to see the KPC guys rip it up domestically (because they’re good friends) and then watch GEOX-TMC compete for the biggest prizes in professional cycling. They were given an inconceivable snub by the Tour de France organizer, ASO, but they will be on the attack everywhere else they go! They’ve already proven their competitive nature and are frequently seen in the thick of the action- they’re aggressive and they make the race happen, rather than waiting for the final field sprint like some other teams. They’ll be making headlines this year… I am sure of it. (How ASO could *not* invite a team with two riders who have won all three of the Grand Tours between them, is simply beyond my comprehension.)
You can follow the team in multiple locations- and maybe more in the future- as well as right here of course (because you KNOW I won’t shut up);
Stay tuned for more possible cool team-related news and whatnot… this is gonna be a really exciting year!