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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Who will it be?

Who will it be?  Disco has been a strong team for seven years all due to one intensely competitive leader.  Their successes in races other than the Tour have largely been due to the perception that each rider MUST do his job without any excuses.  We have seen that if a rider is not doing his job, he is just gone.  Based on what I have read, this has been due to the overbearing leadership and intense competitiveness of Big Tex.  
With LA gone, who will assume this role?  Unquestionably Disco has a very talented team.  Can Eki drive all of the younger riders to work their asses off?  Can Azevedo’s shot at the Tour be the force to drive the team through the year?  If I was Bruyneel, I would have picked my horse to lead the team already.  The ’06 Tour is only 8 months away; better get pedaling.
Discovery Channel for 2006Jose Azevedo (P) Michael Barry (Can) Manuel Beltran (Sp) Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Tom Danielson (USA) Stijn Devolder (B) Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Vladimir Gusev (Rus) - newRoger Hammond (GB) George Hincapie (USA) Leif Hoste (B) Benoit Joachim (Lux) Trent Lowe (Aus) - newEgoi Martinez (Sp) - newJason McCartney (USA) Gennady Mikhaylov (Rus) Benjamin Noval (Sp) Pavel Padrnos (CZ) Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Hayden Roulston (NZ) Paolo Savoldelli (I) Jose Luis Rubiera (Sp) Jurgen Van den Broeck (B) Jurgen Van Goolen (B) - newMax Van Heeswijk (B)


At October 13, 2005 6:30 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Van Heeswijk for the Tour...

By the way, he's Dutch, not Belgian, an insult of immense proportions.

At October 13, 2005 9:28 PM, Blogger S-Works said...

DutchBelgian, who the fuck cares? It is all the same, and not some kickass Texan! My money is on Big George to lead by example and Bruyneel to lead by screaming.

At October 14, 2005 3:02 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

George can't get up a wet newspaper without "the big Texan" (read Doper) telling him what to do.

Mark my words, Disco is going to suck next year.


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