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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Discovery Channel is not the same without Big Tex

We all expected the races to be different without Lance Armstrong running the team. But I find it interesting that more of his aggressive traits do not seem to have worn off on the remaining team. Check out Tom Danielson's comments on Discovery Channel's performance.

Danielson happy with team's TT: "We weren't that smooth at the start, and the first left-hander we kind of got bottle-necked, got split, and it took a little bit to get back together. There was a little confusion on the rotation. We started the wrong way and then had to get going the other. Then there was a policeman in the road who wasn't there in warm-up, so we all hit the brakes and we had a big hesitation there. When something is there that wasn't there when you preview the course it changes your rhythm. "

Doesn't this seem an odd response? Big Tex was always about preparedness. There was never any confusion in the team. We have always thought he was a great rider. What might be true is that he was an even better team leader.

And Redlight, no, he wasn't a great doper in that he never got caught.

1 Comments:

At August 27, 2006 9:36 AM, Blogger Redlight said...

I don't believe there is such a thing as a great doper.

I am convinced that Tex's with me or against me attitude and strong opinions drove everyone to be on the same page. Danielson may be the "designated" leader, but he hasn't shown to be the real leader yet. I hope he can do it with more than just his riding. He needs to be the boss.

 

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